Unitel and Ericsson first in Africa with 450 Mbps on a commercial LTE network
Published on: 17th Feb 2015
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Ericsson and Unitel have announced the successful demonstration of the end to end LTE A Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps.
The demonstration utilized 60 MHz of spectrum, with three 20 MHz LTE carriers in band 3 (1800 MHz), band 7 (2600 MHz) and band 1 (2100 MHz) respectively.
This milestone, which occurred December 5th 2014, marks the first time 450 Mbps speed has been demonstrated on a commercial LTE network in Africa, and is also one of the first demonstrations of its kind in the world.
LTE-A CA enables operators to use spectrum more efficiently to deliver better user experience to customers.