Alcatel-Lucent, a dealer in mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies, and China Mobile (News - Alert) have come together to emphasize the high-value applications deployed on the Audi A8 automobile.
The apps are supported by the mobile network built using Alcatel-Lucent's (News - Alert) commercially available infrastructure that supports aspects Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, Time Division Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), ensuring seamless global coverage.
The company recently held a demonstration at Mobile World Congress, along with automaker Audi and app partners LiveCast and Vidyo (News - Alert), that showed the exciting in-car services such as advanced street maps and navigation, video conferencing, video streaming, virtual desktop and music downloads integrated into the new LTE (News - Alert)-enabled Audi A8 car.
LTE is increasingly being trialed and deployed with the aim of providing a rich set of IP services that can be combined together to provide value to end users. And Alcatel-Lucent claimed that it possesses the expertise and industry leadership credentials to help enterprises move successfully to IP, LTE, and a new business model. Leveraging best practices and garnering new partners, the company is helping service providers to make LTE and IP transformation predictable and efficient.
Officials with the company claimed that with the LTE driven Audi A8, they are delivering a really cool driving experience in a really cool car using cutting-edge technology. What they demonstrated is the ability of Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Solutions to support the same kinds of advanced applications in both TDD and FDD spectrum, ensuring that all members of the LTE ecosystem can participate in the broader global value chain. Also demonstrated was the commercial readiness of Alcatel-Lucent's integrated end-to-end LTE TDD and FDD solutions.
Alcatel-Lucent added that it used its ng Connect Program to visualize the new concept of the LTE in-vehicle connectivity and multi-industry ecosystem development. The partnership with Audi is to bring LTE enabled automobiles one step closer to commercial reality.
“Audi will make LTE technology a feature available in their commercial production line cars,” explained Michael Dick, board member for technical development at AUDI AG, at the presentation of the experimental vehicle.Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf