O2 and Huawei achieve 150Mbps downstream speed using LTE

14 Dec 2009

Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in partnership with British mobile network operator O2 UK have seen the two companies achieve a peak downlink rate of 150Mbps. The trials, which are taking place in the Slough area, where O2 is headquartered, have also seen recent services such as high definition video streaming, mobile gaming, high speed file transfer and videoconferencing demonstrated utilising the technology. Huawei claimed that, of those vendors recently selected by O2 parent Telefonica for LTE deployment, it is the first to have successfully implemented a live trial LTE network. Huawei’s end-to-end LTE/SAE solution provides an All-IP, high speed, low latency and highly spectrum efficient mobile network, and Derek McManus, CTO of O2 UK, said of the trials: ‘We are pleased to collaborate with Huawei on this LTE trial, which will allow us to better understand this emerging technology and prepare us in offering our customers next generation mobile broadband services in the future.’

United Kingdom, Huawei Technologies, O2 UK, Telefonica