There are advantages to being an early adopter – if a particular product or service is good, then you will be able to enjoy the benefits far ahead of everyone else, although the potential downside would be the presence of some bugs or hiccups that have yet to be worked out. Having said that, if all else is smooth sailing, then the plaudits would be but a positive reinforcement that the right decision was made. Verizon is the first to introduce LTE-based media broadcasting in the U.S., and they will be joined by AT&T in due time.
AT&T’s John Stankey has shared that the mobile carrier will offer its very own Multicast service in due time – with a 2015 schedule looming as at press time. Of course, AT&T’s LTE Multicast service will be launched first in areas where AT&T is able to get things up and running as soon as possible, and in due time, the provider ought to expand it accordingly, moving in tandem with technology and its content partners.
Other information remains scant as at press time, but do expect to fork out some money to enjoy interruption-free media. Hopefully there will be something new on Multicast instead of being a duplicate of what current TV or radio put up.