Ericsson and Plus, a mobile brand operated by Polkomtel, jointly conducted the first test in Poland of data transfer with speeds up to 300Mbps in the bands 1800MHz and 2600MHz, thanks to the latest LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation technology. The demonstration showed how fast data can be delivered through the combined LTE carrier frequencies.
Successful testing of LTE-Advanced and the speed of data transfer reached is the next stage in the development of LTE technology. It is also a demonstration of how incredible results are achievable through the use of available frequencies, Ericsson said.
This is another step in the development of LTE technology by which mobile Internet can be further developed, and which at the same time revolutionize the internet market in Poland.
With the introduction of LTE-Advanced, it is possible to increase the maximum data transfer speed and to increase the capacity of LTE networks, allowing operators to provide mobile broadband service to more users even as the network load increases.
Plus together with Cyfrowy Polsat reached a speed of 150Mbps transmission on a single 20MHz band within the LTE network, the first LTE-Advanced shown on the 800MHz band, and finally, as the first operators they presented the revolutionary LTE Broadcast transmission of video over wireless networks (eMBMS ). Plus is also the first operator in Poland to successfully test voice over LTE (VoLTE).
Tobias Solorz, chairman of the board of Polkomtel, said: "Plus once again proves that we boldly reach for new solutions and Plus is not only the leader in LTE technology but also sets the trends and standards of web services in our country."
Oliver Kanzi, head of Ericsson in Poland, said: "Tests of advanced technology are an essential part of our network development strategy, which confirms our willingness to provide the most reliable and fast data transfer. Carrier aggregation allows for higher speed data transmission than when using a single carrier. The first commercial deployment of this technology can be expected after the auction and build of networks of 800 and 2600MHz is completed."
Download speeds of 300Mbps have been obtained by using the aggregation of two carrier frequencies of 20MHz LTE FDD operating bands 1800MHz and 2600MHz. This implementation used LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation software created by Ericsson.
The tests of 300Mbps in the 1800 and 2600MHz bands are designed to show the hypothetical possibilities offered by technology. Among the many possible solutions based on the aggregation of bands, Plus successfully tested those that are possible to offer on hardware already available in the stores and offered by operator.