This blog is by Ashish Dayama at Nokia Networks.
Imagine you want to download your favorite TV show when you’re stuck on a train or at the airport. Imagine you didn’t have to search for Wi-Fi hotspots to download that important e-mail with a large presentation. And imagine your transmission speed increased three times for all of this!
Offering more gigabytes/month/subscriber is one way to make LTE investment profitable. Delivering more throughput per device not only enables more usage, but it also makes subscribers happy.
3 carrier aggregation = 330 Mbps
Nokia Networks and China Mobile achieved just that with 3 carrier aggregation and a commercial chipset from Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Today’s typical TD-LTE networks featuring a ‘3GPP configuration 2’ can deliver peak throughput of 110 Mbps. With 3-carrier aggregation, the same TD-LTE-Advanced network can deliver a peak throughput of 330 Mbps.
Nokia Networks and China Mobile used 60 MHz of TDD band 41 (2.6 GHz) spectrum. With 330 Mbps peak download throughput, subscribers no longer have to find a Wi-Fi hotspot to meet downloading needs. In fact, we hear that many Wi-Fi hotspot owners currently use China Mobile’s TD-LTE for backhaul, which means they’ll benefit in the future too.
The use of a commercial Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with X10 LTE suggests that smart phones with TD-LTE-Advanced 3 Carrier Aggregation are now on the horizon. This also gives a green light to app developers who have been waiting for high download speeds to appear, as well as to businesses that want to use speed as differentiator.
This will be the first time that a TD-LTE-Advanced 3 CC Carrier Aggregation demonstration using a commercial chipset will be shown at a major public forum like Mobile World Congress. So be sure to visit the Nokia stand (3B10, Hall 3) to see it all happening live.
Read about new Nokia Networks advances in TD-LTE here:
Nokia Networks showcases new TD-LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation features, industry’s first 8-pipe 3.5 GHz radio #MWC15
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