Thursday, June 17, 2010

Telstra and NSN achieve 100Mbps LTE at 75km using 2.6GHz

Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks reported achieving peak LTE speeds of 100Mbps download and 31 Mbps upload over a record-breaking distance of 75 kilometers in a trial conducted in Victoria, Australia.


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


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.


Kalevi Kostiainen, head of Nokia Siemens Networks, Australia and New Zealand said, "The outstanding results of this trial were made possible through close collaboration between Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks. The benefits of LTE in urban environments are currently being deployed globally, having already been extensively tested and the business benefits well understood. Through this unique joint trial we can now see how LTE can be extended to provide cost effective solutions for rural and remote environments."http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
http://www.telstra.com

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