Telstra Hits 4G Speeds of 2Gbps using Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon X24, Ericsson's Gigabit Radio

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Telstra Hits 4G Speeds of 2Gbps using Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon X24, Ericsson's Gigabit Radio Image Credit: Ericsson

Telstra, Ericsson, NETGEAR and Qualcomm announced they have achieved record-breaking 4G speeds of up to 2Gbps in lab testing using a new commercially announced chipset.

The top speeds were made possible using Ericsson’s Baseband 6630, Radio 4415, and latest Gigabit LTE network software. The extreme speeds are enabled by aggregating five 20 MHz LTE carriers across three different frequency bands with each carrier using 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM technologies.

The demonstration saw 2Gbps speeds achieved by aggregating 100MHz of spectrum across the bands 1, 3 and 7, using a NETGEAR Nighthawk mobile router equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, the world's first-announced Category 20 LTE modem.

Following the world’s first 1Gbps speeds demonstration in November 2015 and the first commercial Gigabit LTE network launch in January 2017, this latest technology breakthrough accelerates joint efforts by Ericsson, Telstra, Qualcomm Technologies and NETGEAR to deliver the world’s leading Gigabit LTE network, paving the way for increased capability and performance on the journey towards 5G.

Serge Willenegger, SVP and GM, 4G/5G and Industrial IoT, Qualcomm Wireless
By setting this major industry milestone, we’re helping mobile operators fully mobilize their spectrum assets and maximize the capacity of their Gigabit LTE networks and allowing mobile device makers to offer consumers a preview of new services soon expected to be enabled with 5G networks.

Joakim Sorelius, Head of Product Area Network Systems, Ericsson 
We’re pushing the boundaries of technology and providing unprecedented advances in LTE evolution by breaking the 2Gbps-barrier with our partners. This technology advancement will enable faster mobile broadband speeds and greater network capacity for all subscribers. 

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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