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Ericsson and Telefonica demonstrate live delivery of LTE-U

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Ericsson and Telef nica have demonstrated live, over the air delivery of LTE U through Telef nica's network.

The demonstration used the Ericsson RBS 6402 - an indoor pico cell solution offering three standards (LTE, WCDMA and Wi-Fi), 10 frequency bands and up to 300 Mbps LTE carrier aggregation.

Ericsson is also announcing the implementation of a range of enhancements to the Ericsson Networks Software LTE-U offering. This will allow operators across the globe to leverage unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum for improved peak rates and capacity even before Rel-13 LAA becomes available, in places where national regulations allow the use pre-Rel-13 LAA standards.

Eric Parsons, Head of Mobile Broadband, 4G/5G Radio Access, Ericsson, says: ""With global data traffic growing exponentially, spectrum has become one of the world's most valuable resources. By enabling the use of unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum to boost peak data rates and capacity, LTE-U helps operators extract maximum value from their spectrum investments while bringing high-quality experiences to mobile broadband users everywhere."

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