This is the industry’s first carrier aggregation of its kind, combining two high-speed 5G bands to aggregate 300 MHz of spectrum for up to 4.520 Gbps of throughput.
du, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) Nokia and MediaTek today announced successful carrier aggregation by combining the spectrum used by three Time Division Duplex (TDD) carriers. Data speed reached 4.520 Gbps during the test. This provides operators with improved performance and capacity when widely deployed in live networks. This will enable du to provide UAE residents with high-speed internet connectivity through many of his 5G products, including “home wireless” products. The trial was conducted jointly with Nokia, a leader in his 5G Carrier Aggregation (CA) development within the sub-6 GHz spectrum.
The tests were conducted using Nokia’s commercial AirScale basebands and Massive MIMO products with ReefShark chipsets and pre-commercial software running on du’s live network. MediaTek has provided the Mediatek Release-16 M80 modem for its 5G mobile platform. By aggregating two broadband bands (N78’s 200 MHz and N41’s 100 MHz), both companies were able to achieve the highest spectral throughput in the world.
Saleem AlBlooshi, CTO of du, said: We are excited to be able to achieve the highest throughput ever with such advanced technology. Thanks to collaborations with Nokia and MediaTek. This milestone will enable us to plan the new and enhanced services we can offer with 5G, putting us in a leading position to highlight commercial 5G capabilities. Powered by an industry-first trial with Nokia, we are able to create, market and deliver services while ensuring unmatched speed, capacity and coverage. ”
Mikko Lavanti, Senior Vice President, Mobile Networks, Middle East and Africa, Nokia, said: The mid-band allocation allows for his 100 MHz wide 5G carrier. This translates directly into increased peak and average data rates for users, providing access to more attractive services. Nokia’s industry-leading 5G carrier aggregation solution helps operators maximize the benefits of their spectrum assets, as demonstrated by their collaboration with du. ”
“This milestone demonstrates the smooth compatibility of MediaTek’s industry-leading M80 5G modem with a wide range of 5G Carrier Aggregation (CA) deployments.” is to continuously enhance the capacity and performance of 5G with features that add value to consumers in smartphones and mobile broadband 5G devices. It is an important step in realizing this vision in the market.”
By combining spectrum on different bands, CA enhances network coverage and capacity, enabling service providers to make the most of the 5G spectrum to improve data rates, coverage and performance. In addition, service providers can improve the customer experience while reducing the cost of deploying 5G networks.
http://www.eyeofriyadh.com/news/details/du-nokia-and-mediatek-combine-three-5g-tdd-carriers-in-uae-to-achieve-the-highest-throughputs-ever du, Nokia and MediaTek combine three 5G TDD carriers in UAE for record throughput