The first commercial Gigabit-LTE-network launches in London – connect

The UK network operator EE makes Gigabit-LTE commercially available. From increased data users to benefit from rates of older Smartphones.

Gigabit LTE in London vorgestellt

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The Demonstration of Gigabit LTE at Wembley stadium shows the achievable data rates of more than 700 Mbit/s.

On the fifth of July, the starting shot for a commercially available Gigabit-LTE fell in the world-famous Wembley stadium in London. The network operator EE (Everything Everywhere) has demonstrated together with the chipset specialist, Qualcomm, and the Smartphone manufacturer Sony LTE Transmissions up to 750 Mbit/s Download and 110 Mbit/s in Upload, which is twice as fast as the fastest available fiber-optic connections in the United Kingdom.

EE has the technology, which relies on the multi-antenna technology MiMo with up to four antennas in the phone and the base station (4 x 4) and up to three different transmission bands in the Download (Upload: 2) at the same time using, so far, in the city centre of Cardiff and in London’s Tech City is introduced, other major cities are expected to follow in 2017 and 2018. Tom Bennett, Director of Network Services and Devices EE stresses that the goal is to provide all its customers with comparable high bandwidths. Therefore, the LTE Cat 16 well-known technique to increase in speed comes first, in a particularly densely populated areas where many people share the bandwidth of the mobile network.

Enables Gigabit LTE by the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that supports LTE Cat 16. Roberto Di Pietro, Vice President Business Development, Qualcomm Europe, emphasized how glad Qualcomm is, the Expansion of the new Standards together with EA and Sony. It was less about the headline-grabbing top speeds than to a better user experience for all mobile customers, regardless of whether it is LTE Cat 16 runs on their devices.

So far, the new Standard is only available on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium
implemented according to at Wembley stadium in many
Demonstrations. Were Saunders, Country Head Sony
Mobile, UK and Ireland, stressed the increasingly demanding
Clientele. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium “be the first Smartphone with
4K HDR Display, the LTE with Gigabit and processor performance
also be able to stream 4K interruption-free“.

Accordingly, there is a Demo also showed two Sony Xperia XZ Premium, the
in a mobile radio cell, two different 4K Streams (Grand Tour
Episodes on Amazon Prime) live and completely clean. A
for more Demonstration, in spite of showed the peak transfer rates, the
many of the reception deterioration in journalists around the
Sony-Smartphone data rates of over 700 Mbit/s is achieved.

Most interesting is a Qualcomm Simulation, which showed how the data rate changes in a fixed number of users, but if a small part of them, from Cat-6 – switch to Cat-16-Smartphones. When you Download music files, it was clear to see that not only the data rate of the Cat-16-increases the user to approximately double the Cat-6 users got their data, such as by a miracle hand with increased speed. The technician referred to as spectral efficiency, the available bandwidth is significantly better used. “The introduction of LTE Cat 16, old Smartphones,” Ben Wood, an invited Analyst from CCS Insight, brought it to the point.

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