Telstra, Ericsson, NETGEAR and Qualcomm Technologies claim to have achieved ‘record-breaking’ 4G speeds of up to 2Gbps in lab tests by using a new commercially announced chipset. Detailing the development, the companies involved noted that the ultra-fast speeds were the result of aggregating five 20MHz LTE carriers across three different frequency bands, with each carrier using 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM technologies, and by using Ericsson’s Baseband 6630, Radio 4415, and latest Gigabit LTE network software. According to a press release regarding the test, the technology demonstration aggregated 100MHz of spectrum across bands 1 (2100MHz), 3 (1800MHz) and 7 (2600MHz), using a NETGEAR Nighthawk mobile router equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem.
Commenting on the matter, Joakim Sorelius, Head of Product Area Network Systems at Ericsson, said: ‘We’re pushing the boundaries of technology and providing unprecedented advances in LTE evolution by breaking the 2Gbps-barrier with our partners. This technology advancement will enable faster mobile broadband speeds and greater network capacity for all subscribers.’