Telenor Myanmar and Ericsson have completed a trial of 1Gbps LTE-Advanced services using technologies including licensed assisted access (LAA).
The trial also utilized LTE technologies including 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), 4x4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and carrier aggregation, the companies said.
According to Telenor Myanmar CEO Lars Erik Tellmann, the 1Gbps peak speeds were the fastest speeds ever achieved in the nation.
“Today’s Gigabit 4GLTE trial result is a remarkable breakthrough for Myanmar and the country’s telecom industry. Telenor has already established the fastest and most consistent mobile data network in Myanmar, and with this speed trial we have showcased that our network is capable for increased future demands,” he said.
“Today’s successful trial reached 5G speed levels, and for Telenor this is another major step in our network improvement in Myanmar.”
He said monthly average data usage for the operator's 4G customers has already reached 5.6GB and is increasing, and the sucessful capacity trial of its LTE network has given the company confidence that it will be able to meet customers' growing demands for faster speeds and better capacity.
Telenor Myanmar already offers the nation's fastest mobile speeds, according to a 2H17 ranking compiled by internet testing company Ookla.