Verizon and iPhone 4G: Beceem chip offers Wimax and LTE

By Alan Ng - Feb 23, 2010

We have an interesting article for you to read now, which reports that 4G communications within mobile phones may not be so far away after all, with the introduction of Beceem’s new 4G chips.

As reported from MacVideo, Beceem is the only company to provide a 4G chip which has support for both WiMax and LTE standards, meaning that they remain a potential candidate for future handsets from both Apple and Verizon.

Lars Johnson, Beceem’s Vice President Marketing & Business Development, thinks that LTE will become the standard of the mobile communications market in five years time, with a 90% percent prediction that LTE will favor Wimax.

Right now though, WiMax is the most common option for the market, offering around 150MBPs in terms of speed.

It has been no secret that Verizon is already preparing their network for 4G LTE compatibility, so it will be interesting to see whether the company can roll it out to customers before the end of the year.

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  • Nirvan

    Really fanastic news, especially if one were to be a shareholder in Beceem Communications.
    How can get in to this pre-ipo company??