Why don't we just get DoCoMo?
The owners of the patents underpinning LTE, the fourth generation mobile technology, have agreed to only charge each other "reasonable" licence fees. The companies involved - Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, NEC, NextWave Wireless, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Sony Ericsson - have all agreed to a framework based around fair, …
I can't wait to see what twats (O)2 do with this....
Joe "Hello I would like a O2 phone [might happen] that has G4 what speed do I get."
02 lieing git "1 GB/sec!!!!!!"
Joe "Great I'll have one!"
Two weeks later........
Joe " I don't get 1 GB/sec rate infact I appear to be getting 28000 Baud! "
02 lieing git " Yep thats how much you really want, its a technical error, loads of other poeple are fine ( <- that would be 1 person, his gran in peckham), you're wrong. now sod off you nerdy git! PLUS I can drink Bill Ray under the table!!! and beat him in thumb wrestling!!! AND if you call me a liar then it will help me get into PR.
The last bit might be going to far but you get the jist.
Uh, you can't screw Qualcomm here. They hold some of the patents, some of which came with their purhcase of Flarion, and don't build handsets or base stations, just chips & software. So they are in the better position, little to lose (after all, LTE replaces two forms of CDMA, their invention) and something to gain if LTE is delayed.