LG announced today that they’re the first handset maker to independently produce a modem chip based on Long Term Evolution (LTE), the next and best in Internet connectivity when it comes to cell phones. Spec’d at supporting up to 100Mbps downloads and 50Mbps upload, LG tested the new chips at its Mobile Communication Technology Research Lab in Anyang, Korea today and was able to achieve 60Mpbs down and 20Mbps up. Not bad for early stage, but keep in mind the inevitable bandwidth bottle neck one is sure to face (i.e. the servers supplying the content, etc probably won’t be able to keep up at these speeds).
Expect LTE enabled handsets to hit the market sometime in 2010.