Ericsson, Telstra achieve 978Mbps in live network demo

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Ericsson and Telstra have announced they have achieved a downlink speed of 979Mbps with an LTE-A demonstration using a single device over a live end-to-end mobile network.

Using a combination of LTE Advanced carrier aggregation, 64 QAM uplink, 256 QAM downlink and 4x4 MIMO technologies, the companies achieved a 979Mbps downlink speed using a UDP speed test and 883Mbps over the air. Uplink speeds reached 129Mbps.

“We are getting closer to delivering commercial 1Gbps download speeds on our network. This will bring both speed and capacity outdoors, along with deeper coverage and performance indoors," Ericsson group managing director for networks Mike Wright said.

"The pairing of higher data speeds on the downlink and the uplink is a key milestone in the ongoing delivery of the ultimate data experience. Our tests also highlight the joint engineering capability we bring to such a complex blend of new software and hardware technologies in real world end to end conditions.”

"Leading operators such as Telstra, continue to push boundaries of the LTE standard, utilizing LTE Advanced carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO and higher order modulation with 64 and 256 QAM, to ensure their networks are ready to meet continuing growth in data traffic and high performance expectations of customers,” Ericsson head of radio project management Thomas Norén added.

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