TeliaSonera, a leading Nordic mobile provider and Nokia Networks have conducted a live demonstration of LTE-Advanced three-band Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) using Category 9 (CAT 9) devices, showcasing data rates of up to 375 Mbps on a commercial network in Helsinki. The demo saw the aggregation of three LTE FDD spectrums - 20MHz, 20MHz and 10MHz - to efficiently deliver ultra-fast data speeds, strengthen network capacity and provide an enhanced customer experience.
The demonstration was performed using Nokia Networks’ Single RAN Advanced platform, including the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station for high-capacity throughput.
More on similar Tri-Band LTE-A roll outs and trials by global operators:
- Swisscom Hits 335Mbps with 3 Carrier LTE Aggregation on FDD/TDD
- Optus Launches Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation Using 1xFDD & 2xTDD in Live Network
- Bell Canada Intros Tri-band LTE Advanced
- Vodafone Portugal First to Showcase 600 Mbps LTE-A via Partnership with Ericsson & Qualcomm
Timo Hietalahti, Head of Architecture and Development at TeliaSonera Finland
Our main priority is to offer our customers faster access to high quality video and more responsive data services. Through this groundbreaking trial of 3X CA our network has delivered high data throughtputs with superior reliability, meaning our customers will benefit from superfast multimedia applications and services once the technology is rolled out commercially.
Margus Hunt, Head of TeliaSonera customer team at Nokia Networks
This record-breaking demonstration reinforces TeliaSonera’s market and technology leadership. Once rolled out commercially, the new functionality will enable the fastest possible data speeds, providing TeliaSonera with new revenue streams and the opportunity to increase market share.