Together with telecommunications provider Magyar Telekom, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has demonstrated LTE Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology for the first time in Hungary. The demonstration was done on 1800 and 2600 MHz spectrum bands at Magyar Telekom’s headquarters.
LTE Carrier Aggregation is the next step in the evolution of high-speed mobile broadband services, enabling operators to make the most of their existing spectrum assets by combining multiple bands to enable higher mobile broadband download speeds.
Chris Mattheisen CEO, Magyar Telekom says: "We are really happy that we are the first operator in Hungary to demonstrate LTE-Advanced technology together with our technology partner Ericsson. We believe that 4G/LTE technology and its next generations are the key elements of the digital development of Europe and of Hungary. With this demonstration we are well on the way to launching the most advanced mobile network in Hungary."
Valter D’Avino, Head of Region Western & Central Europe Ericsson, says: "Using LTE-Advanced technology, operators can increase their network capacity and enhance the mobile broadband user experience, enabling up to 1Gbps data rates in the future. We are very proud to have partnered with Magyar Telekom in this achievement. This confirms our long-standing partnership with Magyar Telekom and is important, not only for Ericsson but also in terms of realizing the Networked Society."
Ericsson is the market leader in LTE. Today, 50 percent of the world’s LTE smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks, which is more than double the traffic of our closest competitor. More than 190 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which more than 130 have gone live commercially. Ericsson is present in all high-traffic LTE markets including the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada, and has been selected by the top 10 LTE operators, as ranked by LTE subscriptions worldwide.
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