LG U+ commercially launched LTE-Advanced service on carrier aggregation with Ericsson on July 18, 2013. LG U+ now provides up to 150 Mbps data services over its commercial LTE network. Ericsson will sustain and enhance the technology leadership while leading future deployment of LTE-Advanced.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced successful deployed of an ultra-high speed LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) commercial service network, via their local entity, Ericsson-LG, for South Korean wireless service provider LG U+.

Through this LTE-A commercial service launch, LG U+ can provide high-speed mobile broadband services like high-definition video, voice and data by supporting 150Mbps throughput – twice and 10 times the speed of LTE and 3G services, respectively, and faster than fixed broadband line (100Mbps) by 50Mbps. Furthermore, LG U+ is able to support voice and data both on the LTE-A network with upgraded data speeds and service quality. LG U+ has completed early commercial launch of LTE-A by conducting network integration test through Carrier Aggregation (CA) software upgrade.

As a provider of design, deployment, integration and support services, Ericsson helped LG U+ bring commercial LTE services to South Korea already in July 2011. For LTE network deployment of LG U+, Ericsson has supplied Evolved Packet Core network and radio base stations and integrated new software for LTE-A service.

“Ericsson has successfully deployed LTE-A commercial service and accumulated unrivalled technology, experience and know-how,” said Jan Signell, Head of Region North East Asia, Ericsson. “We will not only bolster our partnership with LG U+ but also contribute to the future technology development to lead the Beyond 4G era as well as LTE-A market in the region.”

The two companies have agreed to jointly develop LTE-A and post LTE-A technology such as coordination functions between cells to enhance throughput by minimizing inter-node interference, inter-cell interference control technology to expand small cell coverage through coordination between macro and small base stations, and soft cell related technology to enhance data quality and speed by separating nodes for controlling signal and actual traffic data.

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Ericsson to build LTE network for LG U+

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