TeliaSonera Norway and Huawei have partnered to run the 'world's first and fastest LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G)' over a live commercial mobile network, hitting speeds of 1Gbps in Oslo, Norway. The demonstration saw usage of four frequency bands simultaneously - 800MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz.
With the introduction of 4.5G technology, operators will be able to improve user experience and support the increase of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as new mobile Internet applications such as VR glasses and drone technology, said Huawei.
TeliaSonera’s 4G network provides coverage to over 95 percent of the population in Norway today, and 4G+ to over one-fifth of the population. 4G and 4G+ offers speeds of up to 80 Mbps and 300 Mbps.