Belgian Network Uses Huawei LTE-A Kit to Get 200Mbps Download Speeds
Published on: 6th May 2014
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Belgium 's Mobistar says that it has carried out LTE A carrier agregation tests, delivering peak download speeds of over 200Mbps.
For this trial, Mobistar combined spectrum in the 1800Mhz and 800 MHz bands.
The first tests on the LTE-Anetwork in a real situation over the entire territory of the city of Mechelen - and thus representative of the future data network - were completed successfully. Within this framework Mobistar aggregated its 1,800 MHz (20 MHz of spectrum) and 800 MHz (10 MHz of spectrum) frequencies, which allows a more efficient use of the spectrum. Combining the two frequencies results in an average gain of 30% for indoor coverage and a significant increase in the capacity of the bandwidth.
"This 4G+ technology is the future of high-speed mobile and will enable a great improvement in flexibility and performances for the user", explains Gabriel Flichy, Chief Network Officer at Mobistar.
The tests began in January and were completed at the end of April 2014. They were performed with a CAT6 CPE E5186s-22a prototype device from Huawei. With the aggregation of the 1,800 and 800 MHz frequencies with a spectrum of 30 MHz, the speeds reach 213 Mbps in downloading and 41 Mbps in uploading.
Mobistar added that it will market this technology once 4G+ compatible devices have become available on the market and the national coverage is sufficiently homogeneous.