C Spire Rolls Out Carrier Aggregation on 2.5 GHz Band in Over 40 Markets

C Spire Rolls Out Carrier Aggregation on 2.5 GHz Band in Over 40 Markets Image Credit: C Spire

C Spire is ramping up deployment carrier aggregation on its LTE network to boost capacity and peak speeds as part of the latest phase of a next-generation technology initiative for the nation’s largest privately held mobile services provider.

The latest updates to LTE use 2.5 GHz high-band spectrum and software that combines two or more channels into one larger channel to send data over the most efficient route to its ultimate destination. 

The Operator, which operates the nation’s sixth largest wireless communications unit, began rolling out the enhancements in selected areas in March and now has the enhancements in 40 cities with similar upgrades planned through October.

New hardware and other changes are enabling the latest network enhancements, including up to 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds, claims C Sprire.

The company already has added 700 MHz or 850 MHz low-band spectrum throughout most of its network, which extends robust, industry-leading coverage over longer distances and inside offices, commercial buildings and homes. 

With two channel carrier aggregation, customers can enjoy peak download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, significantly faster than typical download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps, 

C Spire customers using one of the 13 current LTE capable smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7 and S8, Apple iPhones and latest LG and Motorola models, will receive the capacity and speed boosts.

Alan Jones, SVP of Network Engineering and Development
Users get a massive speed boost when they need it most in dense areas with heavy data demands. More and more consumers are living life in the fast lane on the information superhighway and our network needs to deliver the capacity and peak speeds they want and need.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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