TELECOMS EQUIPMENT MAKER Huawei has demonstrated what it says is the world's fastest LTE-Advanced downlink speeds at the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas.
The Chinese based firm was able to hit a record 1.2Gbps download speed on its demo using one of its SingleRAN prototype LTE-Advanced devices with an 80MHz multi-carrier wideband radio, featuring carrier aggregation, 4x4 multi-input multi-output, coordinated multipoint transmission and relay.
Although LTE is only just starting to see commercial rollouts, Huawei has shown that the next generation of LTE-Advanced networks can actually deliver proper 4G service.
While users won't get these kinds of speeds in a real world setting due to network contention and other environmental issues, the results bode extremely well.
"The record speeds, which are more than 40 times faster than existing commercial 3G networks, are expected to revolutionise user experience by meeting bandwidth requirements of data-heavy applications," explained Karen Yu, president of Huawei USA.
Having already deployed over 60 LTE networks including nine commercial networks, the company has set its sights firmly on LTE as the next generation mobile data service of choice. µ
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