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Bouygues Telecom, Qualcomm and Ericsson demonstrate 3x carrier aggregation

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Bouygues Telecom, Qualcomm and Ericsson have carried out the first demonstration featuring LTE Advanced three band Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) in France.

As the sole French telecommunications company using the three frequency bands authorised for 4G (800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz), Bouygues Telecom becomes the first telecommunications company able to demonstrate this technology in France on a commercial network.

The demonstration made use of a spectrum width of 45 Mhz via three aggregated carriers. It was carried out on Bouygues Telecom's 4G commercial network using a handset equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and Ericsson RBS 6000 radio base stations.

During this experiment, Bouygues Telecom, QTI and Ericsson reached a speed of significantly more than 300Mbps, which is the maximum speed permitted by this technology with this combination of spectrum assets.

"We have crossed an important threshold with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, which we consider leaders in LTE technologies," said Jean-Paul Arzel, Bouygues Telecom Network Director. "We are working together to put France's quickest and most reliable network in place. Aggregation of the three carriers will allow us to provide our customers with ultra-fast mobile broadband."

As a first step, Bouygues Telecom will make the mobile broadband available to customers in Lyon at the end of the summer.

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