CSL Ramps Its LTE-A to 300 Mbit/s
HONG KONG -- CSL, the first operator to launch dual band 4G LTE/DC-HSPA+ network in Asia, today joins hands with ZTE to announce the deployment of the first LTE Advanced 300 Mbps cell site in a commercial network at the Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona. CSL is also collaborating with Qualcomm and ZTE on testing a new LTE Advanced CAT6 modem using the Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 chipset, which is expected to be available commercially by the second half of this year.
This is an important milestone in the evolution of LTE and the mobile industry since it signals the initial rollout of LTE Advanced 300 Mbps on the CSL commercial network, which will continue throughout the year and beyond. CSL has combined its existing licensed 20 MHz LTE carrier at 2600 MHz with another licensed 20 MHz LTE carrier at 1800 MHz, to achieve a maximum theoretical speed of 300 Mbps. ZTEs industry-leading carrier aggregation (CA) technology helps CSL leverage its unmatched spectrum to deliver game-changing 4G connectivity for consumers and corporations in Hong Kong. CSL is the only operator in Hong Kong today with sufficient FD-LTE spectrum to achieve the optimal theoretical speed of 300 Mbps with LTE-A.