Slovak Telekom achieves 900Mbps speeds in LTE-A trial; LTE coverage reaches 82%

11 Aug 2016

Slovak Telekom has announced that it has successfully demonstrated downlink transmission speeds of up to 900Mbps in real conditions on Magio beach in Bratislava, in what it claims is the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) trial in Slovakia. According to a company press release, the tests leveraged a carrier aggregation (CA) solution, comprising 40MHz of spectrum in the 2600MHz band and a 10MHz block of 1800MHz spectrum. The trial, which was carried out in conjunction with vendor duo Ericsson and Qualcomm, follows an earlier demonstration of download speeds of up to 300Mbps (in September 2014) and 375Mbps (in June 2015).

In other news, Slovak Telecom has announced that its LTE network now covers 81.6% of the country’s population. A total of 38 new cell sites were added to the network during the month of July, meaning that the company’s 4G coverage now technically exceeds its 3G footprint, which stands at 80%.