Creating a digital 6th sense through always-on discovery services.
LTE Direct is an innovative device-to-device technology offering privacy sensitive and battery efficient proximity based discovery of friends, services, offers, and other relevant value in one’s proximity.
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Proximal discovery is enabling the next generation of mobile services, creating a digital 6th sense through awareness of relevant value in one’s proximity. LTE Direct is required to scale up from today’s existing location-based and proximity beacon solutions. It enhances user experience by providing privacy sensitive and battery efficient discovery of 1000s of devices/services in the proximity of ~500 meters.
LTE Direct can be efficiently integrated with existing LTE Advanced services and networks. It leverages the vast and ever growing LTE ecosystem creating big opportunities for the entire mobile industry across a large range of applications and services in social searching/matching, venue specific services, proximity triggered loyalty services/authentication, push advertising, and many more.
Part of the global LTE standard.
LTE Direct is a device-to-device technology that utilizes licensed LTE spectrum for proximal discovery, leveraging the global LTE standard as part of 3GPP release 12. LTE Direct works seamlessly with LTE, setting aside a small percentage of sub-frames for efficient discovery. It leverages the LTE network for timing, resource allocation, as well as user authentication.
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Device-to-device discovery with unparalleled scalability.
In our increasingly connected world, it is an immense challenge to quickly and efficiently discover the people, services, and things that are most relevant to you. Capitalizing on the predictable performance of licensed spectrum, LTE Direct delivers discovery at scale, overcoming the range and capacity limitations of other device-to-device technologies, such as Bluetooth® Low Energy proximity beacons.
Privacy sensitive, battery efficient proximal awareness.
Existing location-based proximal discovery solutions are cloud-based and perpetually track the user’s location. This creates privacy concerns for consumers and requires constant network pings that impact battery life. LTE Direct discovery is connectionless and is only based on proximity, allowing the devices to discover others without revealing their own identity or exact location.
Interoperable discovery across apps, devices, and operators.
LTE Direct provides a common language for discovery, enabling discovery across different mobile apps, devices, and operations. LTE Direct’s simple and universal framework operates horizontally across apps, OS, devices, and operators, exponentially expanding the field of value for proximal discovery.
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Opportunities for the entire mobile ecosystem.
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 throughout 2014. Standardization is being finalized in 3GPP release 12 and mobile app developers are testing innovative use cases today, leveraging the LTE Direct Trial SDK by Qualcomm Technologies.
Read about the LTE Direct Trial announcementAccess the Qualcomm LTE Direct Trial SDK
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