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LTE-B invisible in its core market, though it may survive in the IoT

“What on earth happened to LTE-Broadcast?” Taking a look back through our archive, we see it was a year almost to the day since the term last appeared in an issue of our sister service, Faultline Online Reporter (which focuses on digital video). So why has talk of using the technology for consumer multicast video applications all but vanished after such promising progress throughout 2016 and 2017? Wireless Watch has some more recent references (six months ago), but these are to specialized industrial and vehicular applications (see below), not mainstream use cases such as live sports services, which were the focus of the early trials of LTE-B. The analysts at Faultline addressed the issue last week, as follows: It’s perhaps…

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