India has emerged as a bright spot for telecom gear vendors like Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei at a time the global market is in a downturn with demand for 4G mobile broadband equipment peaking last year, with upgrades to next-generation 5G equipment still years away. “4G globally has reached a level of maturity, and the…
Ericsson and Telstra demonstrated a five carrier aggregated network with a download speed of 1Gbps. In the test, downlink speeds were achieved by aggregating 100 MHz of spectrum across the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz (2 x 20 MHz) bands and delivered to a Cobham Aeroflex TM500 mobile device.
Mike Wright, Telstra Group Managing Director, Networks, says: “Demand for a superior user experience is ever increasing as customers are ‘always-on’ and have access to new and advanced technologies. We are thrilled to be able to demonstrate this capability in our network thanks to our ongoing partnership with Ericsson. The demonstration of 1 Gbps end to end capability shows the advanced state of these standards and our ability to rapidly bring them into commercial service in order to deliver increased capacity in our network to meet growing demand. In addition to Telstra consumer customers, we are preparing our networks for growth in business use, as well as emerging technologies, which rely on our ability to deliver high capacity and low-latency solutions.”
Per Narvinger, Head of LTE, Ericsson says: “With the high pace of innovation in the device and application industry, users increasingly expect high-performance coverage and the ability to use their apps anytime, anywhere. Activating new advanced network capabilities provides operators with a more solid and secure network performance.” Read more