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Russia's MegaFon Showcases 979Mbps on Commercial LTE Network

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Russian mobile operator, MegaFon demonstrated Gigabit LTE on its commercial network, showcasing peak download speed of 979 Mbps. 

The demonstration is supported by Nokia Air Scale system module and Sony’ Xperia XZ Premium, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE.

MegaFon claims to be one of the first operators in Europe who launched the commercial  network and showcased the operation of the commercial device in that network. 

To achieve the speed, 3x Carrier Aggregation (two 20 MHz 2600 FDD, one 20 MHz — 1800 FDD), 256 QAM and 4×4 MIMO technologies were used.

The test was conducted using Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, which uses the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, and which was the first commercial mobile device in Europe which supports Gigabit LTE.

Nokia Flexi Multirado modules were used as the base station, which are equipped in most of the sites of the Moscow MegaFon branches, and the Nokia AirScale system module is already in place in order to support the path to 5G. MegaFon is the first in Russia to showcase the functioning of a Gigabit LTE commercial network. 

Yulia Klebanova, VP, Business Development, Qualcomm Europe
We are proud of our results with MegaFon and Sony Mobile. Gigabit LTE — is a qualitatively new level of sustainable connection and data download speed for those consumers who use flagship smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform.

Dementrio Russo, VP of Nokia, Eastern Europe 
Nokia constantly invests in the development of innovative technologies that provide increasingly higher data rates and allow world-leading telecom operators such as MegaFon to take advantage of higher speeds. Increased data transfer speed is becoming one of the key factors which is driving innovation from network operators. 

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

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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