STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and telecommunications operator Cosmote Greece, have successfully demonstrated download speeds of 500Mbps in a live LTE network in a carrier aggregation first for Europe. By working closely with Ericsson, Cosmote is moving FDD 3xCarrier Aggregation & 256 QAM innovation to their commercial network, boosting performance and market differentiation.
The demonstration, which took place at the Infocom World 2015 event in Athens on November 24, 2015, used Ericsson’s industry-leading radio solutions and Ericsson Networks Software 16A . In addition, three component 20+20+10MHz FDD LTE carrier aggregation in combination with 256 QAM modulation deployed in a live network for the first time in the European market.
LTE Advanced carrier aggregation technology supports the use of multiple LTE carriers in a single LTE network. By increasing network bandwidth, carrier aggregation delivers higher peak data rates and better user experiences across the network coverage area.
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