China Mobile and ZTE trial 300Mb/s LTE-A in Guangzhou

China Mobile has teamed up with Chinese equipment vendor ZTE to trial tri-band carrier aggregation (CA) LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) to achieve theoretical peak download speeds of more than 300Mb/s using CAT 9 devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor. The downlink …

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KT unveils “world’s fastest” mobile service GiGA LTE

South Korea’s second largest mobile player KT has introduced what it says is the world’s fastest mobile service by combining LTE and WiFi networks to offer a theoretical maximum download speed of 1.17Gb/s. A KT representative told Mobile World Live …

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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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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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SingTel targets nationwide LTE-A coverage in March

SingTel said it expects its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service, which it launched in August, to cover the entire city-state next month. At launch SingTel, Singapore’s largest operator with a 51 per cent market share, said it was the first in the …

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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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LTE network growth up 25% in 2014 – report

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has released figures detailing the growth of LTE network deployment in 2014. According to the association, 360 global operators have commercially launched LTE networks and services in 124 countries.

SK Telecom’s tri-band LTE-A network goes commercial

SK Telecom claims to have launched the first commercial tri-band LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service with a theoretical peak download speed of up to 300Mb/s. The network aggregates three frequency bands: 20MHz of 1.8GHz spectrum, 10MHz in the 800MHz band and 10MHz …

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