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Ofloading and carrier aggregation still not enough to make mobile a fixed-line replacement

Tuesday 25 February 2014 | 15:08 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background

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New technology means mobile networks are ever increasing in speed. In the Netherlands, the top speeds are currently 42 Mbps over 3G and 50 Mbps over 4G. In countries such as South Korea, operators are deploying carrier aggregation (using two or more frequency bands at the same time) to achieve speeds of 150, 225, 300 Mbps and more. While such speeds raise the possibility of mobile competing with fixed broadband networks, it's premature to assume such a situation will emerge soon. 

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Companies: Claro Brasil / KPN / KT / MetroPCS / NSN / Tele2 / Tele2 Sweden / Telstra / T-Mobile / Vodafone
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