Turkish delight? Turkcell unveils 900Mbps transmission speeds in LTE-A trial

2 Aug 2013

Turkish mobile giant Turkcell has announced that it has successfully conducted a Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) test in Istanbul, achieving downlink transmission speeds of around 900Mbps. The trial was conducted in a laboratory environment with technical support from Chinese vendor Huawei.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, despite the lack of progress in issuing licences for 4G LTE services in Turkey, Turkcell has been at the forefront of LTE testing in the country, teaming up with Ericsson in 2009 and April 2012. The initial test – which was also laboratory-based – saw Turkcell notch up speeds of 168Mbps, while the more recent trial saw LTE tested ‘on the go’ in Istanbul, with speeds topping 100Mbps.

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