Samsung has announced that it has joined the MulteFire Alliance, a group that develops and promotes an improved form of LTE technology running on unlicensed spectrum.
Multefire technology is an improvement over the LTE-U and Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) networks that the carriers already deploy in certain locations. The technology that is designed to fairly co-exist with other wireless transmission technologies and improving spectrum management, is an LTE-based technology for small cells operating in solely unlicensed and shared spectrum without the need of a licensed spectrum.
MulteFire network has significant advantages over Wi-Fi as it can deliver or enhanced coverage, improved capacity, seamless mobility.
Unlicensed spectrum is generally used by Wi-Fi networks at home and in private establishments. However, LTE or MulteFire network has significant advantages over Wi-Fi as it can deliver or enhanced coverage, improved capacity, seamless mobility and a future-proof technology for self-organising, hyper-dense small cell deployments, leveraging robust wireless connectivity for an enterprise’s desired areas/coverage.
While having a guaranteed pathway towards 5G, the hyper-dense small cell deployment results in a more robust and reliable mobile service, the lack of which can affect the function of certain IoT devices and safety of workers.
‘By joining forces with various alliances, including MulteFire Alliance, and broadening interactions with industry players, Samsung plans to continue to develop solutions that will enable enterprises to take direct advantage of LTE-based technologies around the world,’ the company said in a statement.