Spain's Eurona, Huawei hit 200Mbps with 8x8 MIMO

Tuesday 4 July 2017 | 15:57 CET | News
Spanish satellite broadband provider Eurona is teaming up with Huawei to roll out a “virtual fibre” network that uses 8x8 MIMO technology over the 3.5 GHz band to bring internet access at speeds of 200Mbps to around 2.5 million people in Spain that have no access to a quality fixed broadband connection. The new deployment builds on a partnership that began in 2015, when Eurona used Huawei’s LTE-TD technology to bring 4G broadband at speeds of up to 100Mbps to underserved localities in Spain. In a statement, Eurona said the new rural service requires no installation and comes with no permanence clauses, so that users can sign up on a prepaid basis without any fixed-term contract.

Eurona was granted a licence to use spectrum in the 3.4-3.6 GHz band in Spanish localities of less than 100,000 inhabitants back in 2013.

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