South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus has announced that the company has become the first in the world to deploy uplink 2 carrier aggregation technology (UL 2CC CA) on a commercial network. Developed by Huawei, UL 2CC CA is the company’s first commercial LTE-Advanced Pro version eRAN11.1 which showcases improved uplink data rate of up to 108 Mbps revolutionizing the internet-driven world.
Following a series of successful tests on live networks, LG Uplus launched UL 2CC CA technology in step with smartphones supporting uplink carrier aggregation (UL CA).
Today’s smartphones has to accomplish users HD Video and photo sharing demands making cellular carriers see uplink data rate as a major bottleneck in improving user experience. Hence, requiring new and innovative techniques for improving mobile network uplink data rate to meet ever-growing data usage demands, improve user satisfaction, and increase revenues.
UL CA aggregates multiple LTE carriers to provide larger bandwidths for improved uplink data transmission rates. This technology is reported to challenge the growing demand of HD video and photos sharing anytime, anywhere.
LG Uplus South Korea is perennially innovating with LTE technology – currently the cellular carrier is working with Huawei on supposedly world’s first commercial deployment of LTE-Advanced Pro based on eRAN11.1.
By aggregating an uplink carrier with a 20 MHz bandwidth in the 2.6GHz band and another uplink carrier with a 10 MHz bandwidth in the 850MHz band, LG Uplus and Huawei were able to achieve uplink data rate of up to 108 Mbps on live networks.
Innovations under eRAN11.1 will do much more than improve the uplink user experience for LG Uplus customers. After commercial deployment of downlink 3 carrier aggregation (DL 3CC CA), LG Uplus is sparing no effort in exploring new business opportunities under LTE-Advanced Pro, and is currently conducting joint testing of 256QAM to improve downlink data rate.