Singtel and Ericsson Test License Assisted Access for LTE Networks
Singtel and Ericsson plan to trial License Assisted Access (LAA), on Singtel's network starting March 2016. The trial is part of the partners' memorandum of understanding to study the future of 5G networks and its applications for both consumers and enterprises.
LAA is a mobile technology innovation that unlocks the unlicensed spectrum for LTE and enables data speed boosts by applying LTE efficiencies to boost licensed spectrum. It is an integral component of ongoing 5G studies for the use of higher frequency bands and licensed-unlicensed band aggregation to improve indoor app coverage for smartphone users.