Turkey’s Turkcell has revealed that it will launch commercial ‘4.5G’ mobile broadband services on 1 April 2016 with theoretical peak speeds of up to 375Mbps by aggregating three carriers. It also said that further upgrades will support speeds of above 1Gbps near the end of 2016. The announcement included the news that Turkcell has achieved speeds of 1.2Gbps by aggregating five carriers in a demonstration at its headquarters in Istanbul in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei. Turkcell used 79.8MHz of frequencies including 29.8MHz in the 1800MHz band, 30MHz in the 2100MHz band and 20MHz in the 2600MHz band.
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