T-Mobile tests LTE

5 Jun 2009

T-Mobile Austria has installed a trial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in its Vienna Rennweg store, to showcase the technology. T-Mobile contracted Huawei as technical partner and equipment supplier for the project. Jim Burke, chief technical officer, said, ‘From our perspective, we present in this showcase two world premieres; for the first time a speed of over 130Mbps over the air interface has been reached, with four modems simultaneously active in a cell.’ T-Mobile has called for the Austrian government to consider the distribution of 2.6GHz frequencies, so it can prepare to launch the technology on a commercial basis.