Netcom and Huawei unveil latest LTE network trial developments

22 Jun 2009

Following the announcement earlier this month of the world’s first mobile broadband internet connection on a live commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Oslo, Netcom and Huawei have revealed the successful trials of ‘live’ services over the infrastructure, Unstrung reports. Netcom, the Norwegian mobile subsidiary of TeliaSonera, and Chinese vendor Huawei completed tests of services including Video on Demand (VoD), file transfer protocol (FTP), web surfing, video conferencing and video telephony over the LTE network, which is able to deliver peak data download rates of 150Mbps. Earlier this month the two companies established a connection between a laptop PC with a ‘4G’ modem and a public intranet in what they claimed was the world’s first live LTE mobile broadband internet connection. Commenting on the latest development August Baumann, Netcom’s president, said: ‘This new technology will enable our customers to enjoy high speed and high quality 4G mobile broadband communications.’

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