LG Uplus turns to the cloud to reduce LTE-Advanced interference

South Korea’s third largest mobile operator LG Uplus aims to reduce interference on its tri-band carrier aggregation LTE-Advanced network by using Cloud Digital Unit (DU) technology. The operator, with a 19 per cent market share, operates its LTE-A network on …

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StarHub is latest to demo 600Mb/s LTE-A using 4×4 MIMO

Singapore’s second largest mobile operator StarHub said it has demoed peak download speeds of 600Mb/s using Nokia Networks’ 4X4 MIMO (multiple input multiple output) technology with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation in a technical trial. The two firms also claim to …

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Qualcomm strengthens Chinese smartphone relations with LTE-A CA support

In response to the rising popularity of LTE-Advanced networks with carrier aggregation (CA) in China, US chipmaker Qualcomm said it has 40 chip designs in the pipeline for premium tier and high-volume mobile devices. The company’s X10, X8 and X5 …

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HKT demos 450Mb/s LTE-A, plans launch in 2016

Hong Kong’s largest operator HKT and Chinese vendor Huawei said they have demonstrated LTE-Advanced service using tri-band carrier aggregation to achieve a theoretical peak download speed of 450Mb/s. The companies claimed to have tested the world’s first three-component carrier (3CC) …

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DoCoMo to launch 225Mb/s LTE-A on 27 March

Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo will launch LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service offering peak theoretical download speeds of up to 225Mb/s on 27 March. The operator said the use of carrier aggregation technology will enable it to push the data rate to …

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SK Telecom, Nokia claim 600Mb/s data rates

South Korea’s leading operator SK Telecom (SKT) has demoed a data download speed of 600Mb/s using Nokia Networks’ 4X4 MIMO technology combined with carrier aggregation (CA). By using four transmit antennas and four receive antennas to link a mobile device …

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Samsung and LG set for tri-band LTE smartphone battle

Samsung and LG are set to compete over devices supporting three-band carrier aggregation, with the former likely to slightly beat the latter to the punch. The technology allows devices to receive signals on three different LTE bands at the same time, …

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Nokia announces Finnish and Saudi LTE-A rollouts

Nokia Networks has claimed advancements in LTE-A network deployment by demonstrating live network speeds and data transmission rates of up to 300 Mbps on TeliaSonera’s LTE network in Helsinki. By utilising FDD/TDD technology, it is claiming carrier aggregation of the 1800 and 2600 MHz frequency bands for the Finnish operator. It has also announced carrier […]

Qualcomm adds LTE Category 9 CA support to Snpadragon 810

Qualcomm has announced its Snpadragon 810 processor will add support for LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation (CA) connectivity, which according to the chip giant will enable device download speeds of up to 450Mbps, up from current peak of 300Mbps.