Bouygues Telecom to launch LTE-A in June

Sunday 23 February 2014 | 23:02 CET | News
French operator Bouygues Telecom has announced that it will launch LTE Advanced services in Lyon and Bordeaux in June. Bouygues, SFR and Orange France are all testing LTE-A in one or two cities, but Bouygues claims to be the first to have achieved 182 Mbps downloads. LTE-A uses two frequency bands to achieve faster speeds. In France they can be 800MHz, 1.8GHz or 2.6GHz. Bouygues, which has been experimenting with its solution in Bordeaux since October 2013, uses 25 MHz and uses no extra base stations. The operator will make available in the second quarter smartphones with a chipset capable of

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Companies: Bouygues Telecom
Countries: France
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