Ericsson, SingTel, Qualcomm hit 260 Mbps in FDD/TDD demo

Tuesday 7 October 2014 | 10:52 CET | News
Ericsson has announced that download speeds of 260 Mbps were achieved in an LTE-A FDD/TDD carrier aggregation demonstration conducted on commercial hardware and software for Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. In the demonstration at SingTel's Singapore headquarters, Ericsson aggregated 20 MHz of LTE FDD spectrum with 20 MHz of LTE TDD spectrum. Qualcomm's processor was used in conjunction with Ericsson LTE software designed to support the company's RBS6000 family of base stations for macro and small-cell networks. In a statement Ericsson explained that FDD / TDD carrier aggregation enables operators to complement their FDD networks with a cost-efficient deployment of TDD. "We will continue to explore the future option of bundling even TDD spectrum into the LTE carrier aggregation to expand network capacity, allowing our customers to enjoy consistent high data speed download even in high traffic areas," said SingTel managing director of networks Tay Yeow Lian.

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