Telstra, Ericsson, NETGEAR and Qualcomm Technologies claim to have achieved ‘record-breaking’ 4G speeds of up to 2Gbps in lab testing by using a new commercially announced chipset. Detailing the development, the companies involved noted that such speeds had been made possible by aggregating five 20MHz LTE carriers across three different frequency bands, with each carrier using 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM technologies, and by using Ericsson’s Baseband 6630, Radio 4415, and latest Gigabit LTE network software. According to a press release regarding the test, the technology demonstration aggregated 100MHz of spectrum across bands 1 (2100MHz), 3 (1800MHz) and 7 (2600MHz), using a NETGEAR Nighthawk mobile router equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem.
Commenting on the matter, Joakim Sorelius, Head of Product Area Network Systems at Ericsson, said: ‘We’re pushing the boundaries of technology and providing unprecedented advances in LTE evolution by breaking the 2Gbps-barrier with our partners. This technology advancement will enable faster mobile broadband speeds and greater network capacity for all subscribers.’