A1 Telekom Austria has demonstrated mobile data transmission rates of 513Mbps in cooperation with technology vendor Nokia, paving the way for the future introduction of 5G. The higher speeds were achieved by using tri-carrier aggregation (3C) technology in the 2600MHz, 1800MHz and 800MHz frequency bands, in combination with 256 QAM functionality. A1’s CTO Marcus Grausam said the company would be begin rolling out 3C LTE in high traffic and urban areas next year, as soon as sufficient compatible devices become commercial available.
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