Vodacom South Africa and Huawei have achieved peak download speeds of more than 1Gbps over LTE by aggregating three blocks of licensed and unlicensed frequencies with Huawei LampSite solution. For this public trial demonstrating LTE in unlicensed co-existence, the companies used a test mobile device based on the Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 820 processor with X12 LTE for the live network trial. The deployed network has a natural evolution path and can be software upgraded to a fully Listen Before Talk (LBT) compliant solution, known as License Assisted Access (LAA), which will be finalised in the 3GPP Release 13 specifications. Standard LAA within the 3GPP standards process will ensure fair share use among the multiple users and technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi) that access the unlicensed bands, Huawei said.