Together with telecommunications provider Magyar Telekom, Ericsson has demonstrated LTE Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology for the first time in Hungary. The demonstration was done on 1800 and 2600MHz spectrum bands at Magyar Telekom’s headquarters.
LTE carrier aggregation is the next step in the evolution of high-speed mobile broadband services, enabling operators to make the most of their existing spectrum assets by combining multiple bands to enable higher mobile broadband download speeds.
Chris Mattheisen, CEO, Magyar Telekom, said: "We are really happy that we are the first operator in Hungary to demonstrate LTE-Advanced technology together with our technology partner Ericsson. We believe that 4G/LTE technology and its next generations are the key elements of the digital development of Europe and of Hungary. With this demonstration we are well on the way to launching the most advanced mobile network in Hungary."
Valter D’Avino, Head of Region Western & Central Europe Ericsson, said: "Using LTE-Advanced technology, operators can increase their network capacity and enhance the mobile broadband user experience, enabling up to 1Gbps data rates in the future.”