Today, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced that they had successfully completed a joint demonstration of LTE download speeds of 1Gbps. The demonstration showcases the commercial readiness of Gigabit Class LTE on both the infrastructure and the device side…
Today, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced that they had successfully completed a joint demonstration of LTE download speeds of 1Gbps. The demonstration showcases the commercial readiness of Gigabit Class LTE on both the infrastructure and the device side.
Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies have worked closely with UK mobile network operator EE, who has major corporate customers including rail operators requesting a roadmap to 1Gbps mobile connections.
The test utilized eRAN11.1 available from Huawei across a simulated version of EE's 4G+ network and a test terminal with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE Modem chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The test utilized three component Carrier Aggregation up to 60MHz combined bandwidth, 4*4 MIMO on two aggregated carriers to double the spectrum efficiency compared with traditional 2*2 MIMO, and 256-QAM modulation that improves spectral efficiency by 33% on available spectrum.
David Wang, President of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line said, “The successful test makes an important step for to Gigabit Network commercialization. Gigabit Class LTE will be the new benchmark of MBB. We will continually invest in cutting edge technologies and work closely with industry partners to promote the development of mobile broadband.”
Serge Willenegger, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said, “Qualcomm Technologies is excited to work with Huawei and EE on these tests to achieve Gigabit Class LTE. We look forward to continuing to bring this technology to consumers around the world.”
Mansoor Hanif, Director of Radio Networks at EE, said, “We have barely scratched the surface of what LTE can deliver to our customers. Cutting edge technology trials like this show what is possible, and will help us provide the high bandwidth services that companies, like rail operators, are asking for now.”
Since the launch of the world’s first Gigabit Network by TeliaSonera Norway at the end of last year, more leading operators from Germany, Canada, Kuwait and Hong Kong have announced plans to transition to Gigabit Network .
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