Nokia Networks doubles speed in Sonera’s 4G network in Helsinki

Data rates with up to 300 Mbps speeds on live LTE network in Helsinki LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on 1800 and 2600 MHz frequency bands

Nokia Networks doubles speed in Sonera’s 4G network in Helsinki

Finish mobile operator Sonera has introduced extremely fast 300 Mbps download data speeds in certain areas of Helsinki. The operator launched its commercial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network and is now able to provide higher network capacity, speed and performance.

Carrier aggregation accelerates typical user data rates by more flexible radio resource selection in LTE-Advanced networks. Operators can create larger, virtual carrier bandwidths for services by combining separate spectrum bands.

Nokia’s LTE-Advanced networks can deliver data to mobile devices at rates most people have never experienced on a residential broadband connection. Sonera now offers data speeds in Finland’s capital up to two times faster than previously possible with 4G LTE.

Key facts
• Downlink data rates of up to 300 Mbps are achieved by aggregating spectrum resources with a total bandwith of up to 40 MHz
• 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands were used
• Sonera business customers using Sonera Sopiva Pro or Real 4G Max subscriptions can now take advantage of the service
• Sonera offers Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones to use LTE-A and new devices are being added to the portfolio at the beginning of 2015
• The agreement includes systems integration services and Nokia’s Flexi Multiradio 10 base station.

Kalev Reiljan, CTO, TeliaSonera Finland, said: “We want to offer the fastest possible data speeds to our customers. Over 60% of Finns use smartphones and generate more data traffic than customers using older devices. With LTE-Advanced we make sure our network can address these capacity changes now and in the future .”

Margus Hunt, customer team head, Nokia Networks, said: “Sonera’s customers will enjoy the higher speeds, just as top car speeds are of interest to drivers. An LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation network can be linked to a multi-lane highway, where adding more lanes allows more cars to travel from A to B. Nokia’s Carrier Aggregation software effectively does this both dynamically and flexibly in the network, selecting the best radio cells to be aggregated.”

 

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