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.