One of the advantage of LTE over 3G/HSPA+ is that the uplink is as good as the downlink which wasn't really the case in earlier generations. What this means is that you can use your phone to do a live video call and use that for broadcasting of real time information. The Sky News Tech team has some interesting tweets on this.
We're broadcasting live from a Bradford City supporters bus on the M1 using a smartphone. Here's my view. pic.twitter.com/i2MXtXNht8
— Nick Martin (@NickMartinSKY) February 24, 2013
An example of the video quality could be seen from this clip here:
The Dejero App is an interesting one that can allow bonding of Cellular + WiFi and provide a combined data rate.
I was having a discussion yesterday on Twitter because we term this bonded cellular and WiFi as 4.5G. There are many proprietary solutions available for using them together but the standardised one is coming in standards soon.
Sky news have managed to set up new standards by having 12 feeds simultaneously broadcasting (all based on Iphones and Ipads) during the European elections.
All this has been possible due to an amazing 4G network by EE and being able to negotiate a 500GB (0.5TB) data package.
In case you've ever wondered, this is what 500GB of mobile data looks like... #EE #4GEE pic.twitter.com/7v27RncK
— Sky News Tech Team (@skynewstech) February 19, 2013
Anyway, you can read the complete paper below: