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Finland's Elisa Gets 300Mbsp Download Speeds Out of an LTE-A Network

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Finnish mobile network operator, Elisa has carried out LTE A tests that demonstrated peak download speeds of up to 300Mbps over live network.

The tests were carried out with equipment from NSN and Broadcom.

The end-to-end test was completed on Elisa's commercial LTE network in Finland with Broadcom's LTE-A Cat 6 technology using inter-band carrier aggregation and NSN's Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The test was performed by aggregating two 20 MHz channels in the 1800 MHz band (LTE Band 3) and the 2600 MHz band (LTE Band 7) to reach speeds of 300 Mbps.

"This live network demonstration with 300 Mbps mobile data speed is a great example of possibilities of the mobile technology. It's a major step towards delivering the best possible experience to our customers. In addition to the extremely high maximum data speeds, it will also offer much more capacity for mobile broadband customers," said Dr Eetu Prieur, Head of Access Networks from Elisa.

Just a few weeks ago Elisa awarded a contract to NSN to be the sole supplier of its LTE network rollout over the next five years.

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