LTE Direct is an operator-owned proximal discovery platform that provides operators an opportunity to monetize services beyond voice and data. LTE Direct enhanced user experience offers proximity services that consumers can adopt at a much larger scale. This gives mobile app developers and OEMs an opportunity to differentiate and lead in the next generation of mobile services.
Implementation of the LTE Direct ecosystem has begun with ongoing operator trials and standardization as part of 3GPP Release 12. In addition, mobile app developers are testing innovative use cases today, leveraging the LTE Direct Trial SDK by Qualcomm Technologies.