Ukraine’s lifecell and Huawei claim peak LTE-A Pro speeds
15 August 2016 |
A partnership of Ukraine's' lifecell and Huawei is claiming record download speeds on a new LTE-A Pro network.
Ukrainian mobile operator
Lifecell is the first company on the Ukrainian telecommunication market to be ready to launch a third generation network in Ukraine with 3G+ technology and 3-Carrier
Lifecell claims that its network can reach the maximum download speed at 63.3 Mbit/s and
Lifecell CEO, Burak Ersoy, said: “We continue to develop our network assets to test the future opportunities and prepare for the launch of the networks of next generation - LTE. For 4G introduction the Ukrainian market should be ready in terms of regulation and 4G-devices penetration - for example, our network with the highest penetration of smartphones has only a few percent of devices supporting the LTE standard. But there are no obstacles from the technical side as we can see excellent results of 4.5G tests which mean that our network is ready for innovative technologies of the future.”
The speed was measured on a connection between an eNodeB base station and a mobile terminal under test conditions. Ukrainian operators are still waiting for 4G licensing to be implemented but are aiming to be ready to launch LTE as soon as they are issued. Lifecell’s rival MTS Ukraine (Vodafone) recently tested LTE with Nokia.
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