Monday, January 25, 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks and LGE Achieve LTE Rates of 100 Mbps

Nokia Siemens Networks and LG Electronics have achieved a maximum downlink rate of 100 Mbps for an LTE data call using a Class 3 USB wireless modem.

In LTE, user equipment is categorized into classes based on its potential uplink and downlink data rates.
Class 3 terminals are expected to be the first widely used commercial LTE terminals when they are launched later in 2010. The companies said this data call achieved the peak theoretical rate of 100 Mbps for a Class 3 terminal.

The call was made using Nokia Siemens Networks' LTE radio equipment including the Flexi Multiradio Base Station, its Evolved Packet Core network elements and standards-compliant software along with a pre-commercial LTE USB modem from LG Electronics (LG).

The data call was made as part of extended interoperability tests conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks and LG in the 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands at Nokia Siemens Networks' LTE R&D centers in Oulu, Finland, and Ulm, Germany. In addition to initiatives at its R&D centers, Nokia Siemens Networks has deployed a number of LG's terminals in its live over-the-air field test network in the Espoo area of Finland, using real-life mobility scenarios. In addition, LG's terminals will be used in live trials with Nokia Siemens Networks' customers.