LTE cross licensing deal will ease launch of 4G

Common sense within the world of mobile, a rare commodity these days, will significantly ease the launch of 4G.

The developers of the key LTE technologies have come to licensing deals that should forestall costly litigation.

This is important as 3G has been a costly disappointment, though HSPA is now making amends.

With LTE, consumers could in fact have a faster, mobile and all IP service that surpasses their existing home ADSL and cable connections.

That’s the theory. In practice there will be many technical problems, and of course Qualcomm, who haven’t signed up to the deal, will probably sue everyone anyway.