'5GB HD Movie in Just 11 Seconds': Nokia, SK Demo 10 LTE Carrier Aggregation

Nokia and SK Telecom makes a major milestone in mobile broadband by demonstrating a throughput speed of 3.78 Gbps, by combining both the TDD and FDD spectrums and aggregating 10 carrier frequencies allocated for both LTE FDD and TDD variants for a massive 200 MHz of bandwidth. With this, Nokia said that a mobile broadband user can download a full-length 5 GB high-definition (HD) movie in just 11 seconds, achieving twice the amount of bandwidth specified by 3GPP with five carriers and a total bandwidth of 100 MHz.

The is achieved with Nokia’s Single RAN solution including the high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, enhanced with software to aggregate carriers on both TDD and FDD LTE spectrum and to implement LTE-Advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology.

Nokia points out that it has deployed a number of TDD-FDD networks and is working closely with 3GPP and several operators to make TDD-FDD convergent networks a commercial reality to match and exceed the expectations of the most demanding mobile users.

"This significant throughput achievement builds on our long-term collaboration with Nokia to make the most of TDD-FDD converged technologies. It is also a proofpoint of our continued leadership in providing the fastest connections and the highest quality for subscribers who use advanced data services. Once again, SK Telecom and Nokia have set a benchmark for the global telecoms industry.”

- Alex Jinsung Choi, Executive Vice President and HEad of ICT R&D Division, SK

“This amazing speed record shows that Nokia continues to maintain its position as a clear throughput leader in the TD-LTE arena. Operators worldwide can be confident in our capability to tackle the increasing demands for not only faster download but also data upload speeds.”

- Zhang Qi, Vice President of TD-LTE, Nokia

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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