Ericsson, Vodafone Claim Europe’s Fastest 4G Uplink

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson and Vodafone Ireland address increasing demand for uplink by implementing Europe’s fastest uplink speeds in commercial network using Uplink Carrier Aggregation (CA) and 64 QAM modulation. Uplink speeds of 136Mbps have been achieved in Vodafone Ireland’s commercial network. Increased social sharing and video uploads are driving the need for higher uplink performance, for smartphone users across the network. At the same time, growing adoption of Enterprise cloud applications for unified communications, especially video-conferencing apps, are driving uplink requirements for both remote and onsite workers.

The Ericsson Networks Software feature Uplink Carrier Aggregation has been implemented using LTE FDD 40 MHz (two 20 MHz carriers) together with 64 QAM in the Vodafone network in Dublin, Ireland. The result is a 200 percent improvement compared to current uplink performance, with the ability to deliver peak throughputs of up to 150 Mbps. The demonstration also featured the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 processor with X12 LTE. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

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