BASE Company confirms LTE-A trials

3 Mar 2014

Belgium’s BASE Company claims to have become the country’s first operator to trial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology. In confirming the development BASE revealed that it had carried out tests of the 4G technology in Hasselt in partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE using 2×20MHz Carrier Aggregation, combined with MIMO 2×2 technology, allowing maximum speeds of up to 300Mbps. Suzanne Kelder, BASE Company’s chief technical officer, said of the trials: ‘Even this is still a test phase, we clearly see the advantages for our customers: this LTE-Advanced tests show data speeds over 250Mbps.’

BASE Company also confirmed that its 4G infrastructure now covers more than 400 cities, towns and villages with more than four million people within the network footprint, just four months after commercial services were introduced.

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