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Unitel & Ericsson hit 450 Mbps on commercial LTE network

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The demonstration utilised 60 MHz of spectrum, with three 20 MHz LTE carriers in band 3 (1800 MHz), band 7 (2600 MHz) and band 1 (2100 MHz) respectively. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

Ericsson and Unitel have revealed the successful demonstration of the end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution, which according to both parties is capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps. The demonstration utilised 60 MHz of spectrum, with three 20 MHz LTE carriers in band 3 (1800 MHz), band 7 (2600 MHz) and band 1 (2100 MHz) respectively.

This milestone occurred on December 5th 2014 and marks the first time, according to Ericsson and Unitel, that 450 Mbps speed has been demonstrated on a commercial LTE network in Africa. According to Ericsson, this confirms the maturity and readiness of the Unitel network to support LTE-A 450 Mbps data speed

Amilcar Safeca, Board Member and Deputy CEO, Unitel stated that: “The 450Mbps demo in Unitel’s LTE commercial network ascertains our leading position in technological innovation not only in Angola, but globally. At the same time, aims at ensuring that our network has the capabilities to be among the most advanced mobile networks in Africa and in the world. We are enhancing our network to guarantee the best experience to our subscribers when utilizing all the services Unitel has available.”

LTE-A CA enables operators to use spectrum more efficiently to deliver better user experience to customers wherever they are in their networks. Mobile users can enjoy super-fast downloads and better performance of their favorite applications.

Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa says: “Mobile broadband is opening up a world of opportunities by facilitating industry transformation and bringing inclusion and empowerment to communities. This is especially true in countries across Africa, where the technology enables access to tools, services, expertise, entertainment, and information that was previously out of reach to the majority.”

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