SFR Caraibe is planning to commercially launch a 4G LTE-A service, called ‘4G Max’, with download speeds of 800Mbps in Martinique by the end of September, NewsMedia Overseas writes. The theoretical speeds will be achieved via the aggregation of three frequency bands (800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz), in addition to the deployment of 4×4 MIMO and 256QAM technologies. 4G Max will be automatically activated for all SFR Caraibe customers regardless of their 4G packages. The operator said that at launch roughly 12.5% of the population will have access to the premium speeds, while downlink speeds of 450Mbps will be available to 66.3%, 300Mbps (89.3%) and 100Mbps (99.5%).
In addition, SFR Caraibe achieved download speeds of 1.4Gbps in a 5G technology trial in Martinique, following a similar test carried out in Guadeloupe earlier this month.