This blog is by Ashish Dayama, head of TD-LTE Marketing at Nokia Networks.
For all you LTE fans out there, I challenge you to try this conversation starter at your next social gathering: What would you do if you had access to 4Gbps of throughput at your fingertips? In other words, what will you do when you become a 4 Gigabiter…as I like to call it.
I plan to start off by using my smartphone and tablet to download high definition movies when and where I want. I’ll be able to download an HD movie in about 11 seconds.
As for a nobler objective, if I am ever first on the scene in an emergency situation, I would upload the incident using my smart phone in seconds and download critical information in seconds. If I was a busy professor, I could occasionally lecture from alternative locations rather than scramble for substitute teachers – though I suppose my 4 Gigabiter students would then be tempted to stream me from the beach… but you get the idea. Consider all the bandwidth hungry apps out there; consider the exciting opportunities presented by telemedicine and data sharing among scientists around the world…
Nokia and SKT Telecom have already achieved close to 4Gbps throughput with TDD-FDD LTE using commercial Single RAN Advanced Flexi Multiradio 10 base station, and advanced MIMO techniques over 200MHz of spectrum.
This truly pushes the boundaries of 3GPP specification as it currently specifies only 5 carriers of 20MHz – meaning a total of 100MHz. If you combine the TDD and FDD spectrum available today, then operators have the opportunity to aggregate 200MHz of spectrum. TDD Band 42 (3.5GHz) alone has 200MHz spectrum. The more commercial TDD Band 41 (2.6GHz) has 194MHz (close to 200MHz) of spectrum.
Nokia is leading the TDD-FDD convergence with the world’s first TDD-FDD offloading and load balancing achievement during MWC-2013, the world’s first TDD-FDD carrier aggregation achievement during MWC-2014 with SKT and KT of Korea, and the recent demonstration of close to 4Gbps TDD-FDD LTE throughput during Mobile Asia Expo 2014 with SK Telecom, Korea.
Why not show your friends what operating at the speed of 4Gbps looks like with this video of TDD-FDD LTE throughput demo from Mobile Asia Expo:
So what will you do as a 4Gigabiter? Let us know below.
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