Wednesday, January 7, 2015

T-Mobile Looks at Unlicensed Spectrum for Potential Boost

T-Mobile is looking at integrating licensed and unlicensed spectrum on its LTE network.

In a blog posting, Neville Ray, T-Mobile's CTO, notes there is approximately 550 MHz of underutilized spectrum in the 5 GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) band, which is available for any use within the FCC’s rules for the UNII band. T-Mobile is considering Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) for its ability to deliver higher peak and average data speeds to smartphones and mobile broadband devices with reduced packet latencies.

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