Dutch telecoms giant KPN has claimed that it has presided over the Netherlands’ first tri-band carrier aggregation (CA) solution. The telco’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network currently utilises frequencies in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands, while a recent trial in the Dutch municipality of Delft saw KPN introduce 2600MHz frequencies into the mix. In conjunction with vendors Qualcomm and Ericsson, KPN achieved peak download speeds of 297Mbps. Going forward, KPN plans to roll out tri-band CA in areas where high levels of data traffic has a negative effect on download rates.
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