Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have announced to accelerate mobile data transfer to more than 1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in Berlin’s LTE network. Named, LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G) leverages customers the highest data speeds with technology mix of four sending and receiving channels (4×4 MIMO) and five carrier frequencies which was reported to deployed live for the first time.
The companies has said to use the latest evolutionary step of this technology – LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G) – with a conventional mobile base station, which was bundled with a small cell solution; the data traffic flowed over five carrier frequencies instead of just one.
This required one thing above all from both the transmitter station and the receiving devices: they have to support 4×4 MIMO (multiple input – multiple output) technology.
If all these components are used, individual users can enjoy peak speeds of more than 1 Gbps. Wireless capacities in the equipped cells are also improved greatly for all users.
This revolutionary step is sought to be the next step in sustained collaborative innovations to develop mobile communication technologies and witness Germany’s fastest LTE network.
It is learned that in last year’s early test, the two companies bundled three carrier frequencies in Berlin, reaching speeds of over 340 Megabits per second. They have now surpassed this record, and have taken an enormous step towards creating a gigabit society.
“User behavior is evolving rapidly on the way to a gigabit society. That’s why fast Internet access can’t be limited to just fixed lines and fiber optics – our customers also want the highest possible speeds for maximum comfort on the go as well. As you can see, our network delivers. We are ahead of our time and ahead of the competition,” said Claudia Nemat, a Deutsche Telekom AG Board Member for Europe and Technology.
“Huawei strongly believes in the best user experience as the foundation for the successful future of Deutsche Telekom. Together we innovate for the advanced wireless technology and Huawei is happy to support Deutsche Telekom to prove the benefits of the latest evolutionary step of this technology, LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G), in real field application,” adds Lin Baifeng, President, Huawei Deutsche Telekom Key Account.