- Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. demonstrate CAT6, 300Mbps interoperability device testing (IODT) for Telstra
- CAT6 LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation doubles throughput and improves app coverage
- The commercial rollout of Telstra`s LTE Advanced network will be supported by Ericsson L14A release and Qualcomm® Gobi(TM) 9x35 chipset
Ericsson (ERIC) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM), successfully completed the world`s first inter-vendor interoperability testing of LTE Category 6, based on commercial LTE chipsets and infrastructure supporting Telstra`s carrier aggregation bands. Final stages of testing were completed in collaboration with Telstra, whose LTE Advanced network in Australia is being readied for Category 6 commercial launch. LTE Category 6 offers much higher potential data speeds than Category 4, which peaks at 150Mbps.
Håkan Eriksson, CEO, Australia and New Zealand at Ericsson, says: "We are pleased to see 300Mbps achieved and we`re excited about the superior broadband experience this will enable. With the introduction of Category 6, adoption of LTE Advanced is expected to accelerate, with a key factor being the availability of commercial infrastructure and global chipsets for smartphones."
The equipment used for the tests was based on ready-to-release versions of Ericsson`s L14A software release, which allows for unparalleled user experience on operator networks using multi-frequency deployments. Ericsson L14A embraces load balancing for better spectrum efficiency and improved user experience during high-load situations. It supports all bandwidth and frequency combinations for up to 40MHz Carrier Aggregation, providing users with speeds of up to 300Mbps.
The test used Qualcomm Technologies` fourth-generation 3G/LTE multimode modem, the Qualcomm® Gobi(TM) 9x35 chipset.
Serge Willenegger, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. says: "We`re excited to be playing an important role in enabling the world`s first multi-vendor commercial LTE Category 6 solution. This latest collaboration with Ericsson is yet another example of delivering the fastest and most versatile mobile broadband experiences globally."
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