eAccess achieves downlink speeds of 291Mbps in 1700MHz LTE trials

19 Sep 2013

Japanese broadband operator eAccess has announced that the company has achieved downlink transmission speeds of 291Mbps using carrier aggregation (CA) technology with 4×4 multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) configuration in recent field trials of 1700MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the city of Takamatsu, situated in the Kagawa prefecture. eAccess aimed to achieve downlink speeds of 150Mbps and 300Mbps utilising CA technology with 2×2 MIMO configuration and 4×4MIMO configurations, respectively.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Japan’s telecoms regulator the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications granted a temporary licence to eAccess to trial the network in August 2013. The company had previously been assigned 2×5MHz paired blocks in the 1744.9MHz-1749.9MHz/1839.9MHz-1844.9MHz bands and 2×15MHz paired blocks in the 1749.9MHz-1764.9MHz/1844.9MHz-1859.9MHz bands to conduct its field trials, which will run until mid-October 2013.