MTS, Ericsson, Qualcomm test LAA in Russia

19 Jul 2017

Claiming a Russian first, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Ericsson and Qualcomm have conducted a live trial of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, using a ‘Rel-13’ commercial small cell. The demonstration was conducted in an MTS test lab over a live network and used Ericsson’s Pico RBS 6402 small cell and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE mobile test device. With LAA, data speeds are boosted using unlicensed spectrum together with licensed spectrum. Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President for Europe & Latin America at Ericsson, said: ‘This technology allows LTE and Wi-Fi users superior performance in both indoor and outdoor environments by sharing the spectrum in unlicensed bands.’ Ericsson’s RBS 6402 indoor Pico Cell offers three standards (LTE, W-CDMA and Wi-Fi), ten frequency bands and up to 300Mbps LTE carrier aggregation (CA), and is particularly suited for smaller buildings.

Russia, Ericsson, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Qualcomm