LTE Modems Are Ready for 300 Mbps Mobile Broadband Services

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018719

 

Devices Enabling 300 Mbps Over LTE Are Already Here

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The first generation of LTE carrier aggregation is deployed by only a handful of operators thus far, enabling users to enjoy up to 150 Mbps bandwidth. However, key chipset suppliers are already stretching their muscles for the next-generation modems that will enable speeds of up to 300 Mbps, namely Cat 6 basebands.

At MWC this year, virtually all the leading players were vocal about their progress in achieving mobile broadband speeds exceeding 150 Mbps. Huawei, ZTE, and Samsung have gone one step further by announcing the first commercial devices enabling up to 300 Mbps, namely:

  • Huawei E5686, a Wi-Fi 802.11ac mobile hotspot backhauled by LTE, enabling mobile broadband connectivity to up to 10 users. A variant of this device will be used by Telstra in Austria under the name of Advanced Pro X.
  • ZTE Flare, is a dual band Wi-Fi 802.11ac backhauled by LTE, enabling mobile broadband connectivity to up to 32 user...

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