T-Mobile Starts LTE Trials in Prague
Published on: 11th Jul 2012
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T Mobile Czech Republic has announced that it is launching an LTE speed test in Prague. The LTE network will be deployed in Prague's Kamyk district at 12 base stations using 20 MHz bandwidth in the 2.6 GHz frequency. The hardware for the test is being supplied by Samsung.
"Within the trial, we will test the advantages of the new 'Smart LTE' technology developed by Samsung," says Frank Meywerk, Technology Director at T-Mobile, adding: "We provide the fastest mobile network to our customers already today, and the LTE speed test fits into our strategy very well."
Compared to the standard LTE infrastructure, the network will be enhanced with Samsung's Smart LTE technology, which applies advanced radio resource allocation technology to increase the capacity of each cell by as much as 30%, and to mitigate negative effects of interference between neighbouring cells. The trial operation is scheduled to take place in July - September this year.
In addition, T-Mobile plans to build a complete LTE network in one city in the Czech Republic by the end of the year.
"We`d like to offer LTE experience to public, before commercial launch. We have chosen Mlada Boleslav, where we have one of our biggest customers and register a big demand for broadband data," explains Meywerk.
T-Mobile is ready to start the LTE network rollout in 2013, if the company obtains a suitable spectrum at the forthcoming auction.