EE: LTE-Advanced will “drive” Ultra-HD

EE’s Director of RAN development and programmes, Mansoor Hanif, has revealed how EE considers LTE-Advanced as the driving facilitator for 4K/Ultra-HD adoption. The comments emerged in the course of a video interview promoting Hanif’s appearance at this year’s Broadband World Forum, during which EE’s enthusiasm concerning LTE Broadcast was also discussed.

“Once of the things we believe about LTE-Advanced is that it is the enabler for 4K TV,” said Hanif. “We believe that it’s going to be the main broadcast channel for 4K TV, more than any other type of broadcasting, and we really believe in 4K over 4G. That’s really going to be a key usage. And I think it’s already clear from what Netflix has been saying, that they are investing much more heavily on 4K content than traditional broadcasters, because they know they can get it out there much quicker through 4G and LTE-Advanced networks in particular.” 

See the video below. Part one can be viewed here.

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