Ericsson along with AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies, plan to demonstrate Gigabit LTE with License Assisted Access (LAA) technology enabled by the Ericsson Radio System’s small cell portfolio. The demonstration will showcase the streaming of extremely high-quality 3D VR video, provided by NextVR, to multiple mobile devices simultaneously over Gigabit LTE with LAA, communicating with Ericsson’s micro Radio 2205 on the network end.
LAA allows operators to use unlicensed spectrum (in a fair and regulated manner) in combination with their licensed spectrum. By doing this, subscribers experience even more capacity and faster speeds while operators make efficient use of unlicensed spectrum resources.
“As an early pioneer in the development and introduction of LAA technology, Ericsson is evolving this technology as seen through this collaborative demonstration with AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies of Gigabit LTE with LAA,” said Joakim Sorelius, head of product area network systems, Ericsson. “We are excited to see AT&T utilize LAA within its network evolution, which includes our small cell solution, to bring faster data speeds and higher network performance to their subscribers in several cities.”
The road to 5G is paved with many milestones and commercial Gigabit LTE with LAA is one of the more significant achievements, allowing operators to deliver a Gigabit mobile broadband experience with more bandwidth and faster speeds to their customers.
Read the full announcement here.