Huawei completes LTE-A trial

Chinese vendor Huawei has today announced the successful completion of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) test, which reached download speeds of up to 300Mbps.

The trial was completed in collaboration with Qualcomm subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, and utilised single radio access network (RAN) technology.

The interoperability between Huawei’s existing LTE-A solution and Qualcomm’s 4G LTE modem enabled peak download speeds of 300Mpbs, as well as the delivery of support for up to 40MHz carrier aggregation.

"The successful test marks an important step for LTE-A commercialisation,” said David Wang, president of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line. “We will continue to invest in cutting-edge technologies and work closely with industry partners to promote the development of mobile broadband around the world."

LTE-A technology has started to take hold globally, with South Korea’s SK Telekom thought to be the leader in the technology.

This week, Swedish vendor Ericsson and Hungarian operator Magyar Telekom also announced an LTE-A trial.

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