Bakcell Upgrades LTE Download Speed to 225Mbps
Published on: 20th Oct 2015
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Azerbaijan's Bakcell says that it has upgraded its LTE network to support peak download speeds of up to 225 Mbps, having enabled carrier aggregation technology.
Launched in May 2015, Bakcell's LTE network operates in 1800 MHz band and supported Category 4 (up to 150 Mbps) services.
Carrier aggregation technology makes possible to use multiple radio channels (carriers) in different or the same frequency bands as if they were one. More carriers mean more speed and more capacity.
Carrier aggregation category 6 technology level itself allows achieving up to 300 Mbps having 40MHz bandwidth on certain or across multiple frequency bands.
At the moment, Bakcell customers experience in average 20-30 Mbps in LTE network that is mostly driven by device and apps need.
"We expect that performance having a Category 6 capable device will double and will reach 60 Mbps in average. This will provide Bakcell customer's with ultimate quality of experience. With doubled download speed, digital experience at Bakcell LTE network will enhance by means of reduced lag in content downloading, intensified real-time game play on mobile game apps and overall on-the-go productivity enhancement. With this incredible download speed battery life will last even longer than before as download time will reduce together with a need to load device radio transceiver and CPU", says says Mr. Yigit Berktash, Chief Technical Officer of Bakcell.