Hong Kong's CSL Offers 300Mbps Download Speeds over LTE-A Network
Published on: 24th Feb 2014
Hong Kong's CSL says that it has launched an LTE A upgrade offering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300Mbps.
The network equipment was supplied by ZTE, and CSL is also collaborating with Qualcomm and ZTE on testing a new LTE-A CAT6 modem which is expected to be available commercially by the second half of this year.
CSL has combined its existing licensed 20 MHz LTE carrier at 2600MHz with another licensed 20 MHz LTE carrier at 1800MHz, to achieve a maximum theoretical speed of 300 Mbps.
CSL says that it is the only operator in Hong Kong today with sufficient FD-LTE spectrum to achieve the optimal theoretical speed of 300 Mbps with LTE-A.
Phil Mottram, Chief Executive Officer of CSL, said, "Hong Kong broadband networks are among the fastest in the world, and therefore Hong Kong customers are accustomed to the highest speeds and are demanding even more. We are creating a future ready network for Hong Kong, a network that will support the growing data needs of business and consumers in this highly mobile city."
fter announcing the network launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in December 2013 in its network, CSL also intends to proceed with full commercial launch in the first half of 2014 when device and service are mature.