Interoperability Benefit #4
Interoperability is a fundamental requirement for 4G LTE roaming. Despite several carriers deploying 4G mobile broadband services in the same frequency band (700 MHz) with the same technology (Long Term Evolution or LTE), 4G roaming with this latest technology will not be possible without interoperability. That means that a customer who buys an LTE device, selects an LTE data plan, and moves out of their carrier’s service area will not be able to access LTE services – even if another otherwise compatible LTE network is present. An interoperability requirement will support this roaming and allow 4G mobile broadband to truly be mobile.