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The battle to become the next prevalent form of mobile broadband has continued at the ongoing Mobile World Congress.

Various experts and industry figures gathered for the event in Barcelona, Spain, have championed both WiMAX and its rival Long-Term Evolution (LTE) as the 4G broadband connectivity with the most potential.

Speaking to BBC News, Intel's Tim Sweeney said that the development of WiMAX was moving at a much faster rate than that of LTE.

He commented: "We're deploying WiMAX networks today. We have the whole city of Portland, Oregon covered - In the US alone, $3 billion (£2.1 billion) in deployments will be invested this year. There is no LTE that can be deployed today."

Meanwhile, Ben Ansell of Motorola told the same news provider that a later roll-out could prove to work in LTE's favour.

"LTE learned from WiMAX, built on that and has all the financial muscle of the Oranges and T-Mobiles," he said. "Once it gathers momentum it could steamroller WiMAX."

Motorola recently began testing its LTE network in Barcelona, giving live demonstrations of the technology to Congress attendees.

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