ZTE and CSL demo 300Mbps-capable LTE-A network

11 Sep 2013

ZTE Corp and Hong Kong cellco CSL have completed a demonstration of Hong Kong’s first 300Mbps-ready 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network, using the Chinese vendor’s carrier aggregation (CA) technology, which combines multiple carrier frequencies (in single or multiple frequency bands) into one channel, increasing peak transmission speeds. CSL’s spectrum resources include 2×20MHz blocks in both the 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands for 4G services, the widest combined bandwidth in the two specific bands amongst Hong Kong cellcos. ‘LTE-A is the next step in the evolution of 4G LTE network service for CSL and our customers, one that allows us to optimise our spectrum advantage. We’re very happy to receive the support from ZTE in enabling us to demonstrate this latest technology first in Hong Kong,’ noted Phil Mottram, CEO of CSL Limited.

Hong Kong, CSL (now part of HKT/PCCW), ZTE