Unitel and Ericsson Demonstrate 450 Mbps Downlink Speed in Commercial LTE Network
Ericsson and Unitel today announced the successful demonstration of the end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps in Africa. The demonstration utilized 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.
LTE-A CA enables operators to use spectrum more efficiently to deliver better user experience to customers.
Companies achieved this milestone on December 5th 2014 on Unitel commercial network in Angola using Ericsson multi-standard hardware and software. At the end of 2013, Unitel and Ericsson demonstrated LTE-Advanced with two carriers' aggregation using Unitel's live network and a commercial device.