Telstra, NSN Hit 100Mbit/s With LTE

Peak speeds of 100Mbit/s download and 31Mbit/s upload achieved over a distance of 75km in Australian LTE trials

June 18, 2010

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks have conducted groundbreaking trials of next generation mobile technology in Australia, successfully achieving peak speeds of 100Mbps download and 31Mbps upload over a record-breaking distance of 75 kilometres in regional Victoria.

The two companies are testing the application of LTE technology in regional areas through a combination of laboratory and long range field testing to determine the limitations that physical distance imposes on the LTE customer experience.

Michael Rocca, Chief Operations Officer, said the range testing is of critical importance for the future of this technology in regional Australia and Telstra’s learnings will be of great interest internationally.

“Australia has the sixth largest landmass with the ninth lowest population density in the world so any technology we introduce has to travel long distances, cover large areas and still perform to the levels Telstra customers have come to enjoy."

The extended range field trial was conducted between Mount Hope and Mount Burrumboot in central Victoria by engineers from Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks. The trial used Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercially-available LTE-ready Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Evolved Packet Core (EPC), with pre-commercial LTE USB dongles from third-party vendors.

Telstra Corp. Ltd. (ASX: TLS; NZK: TLS)

Nokia Networks

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