Alcatel-Lucent has formed the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry initiative dedicated to “establishing a rich and diverse ecosystem of infrastructure, devices, content and applications for both mobile and fixed broadband networks including 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), GPON and other ultra high bandwidth technologies”. It wants to include mobile phones, computers, cars, gaming systems and other devices…such as cars. The focus appears to be on LTE, but the wording is technology neutral and Alcatel-Lucent is involved in WiMax.
Initially the group is “concentrating on marketing LTE-based services for five different areas: media and entertainment, e-healthcare, automotive connectivity, mobile advertising and emergency messaging, and cloud computing” reports Network World. The organization, which includes Samsung, Motorola,QNX Software Systems and mobile platform company TuneWiki, wants to broaden the scope of devices that connect to ultra-high bandwidth technologies. (release)