In a new global industry first, Nokia Oyj (ADR)(NYSE:NOK), T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) have surpassed gigabit speeds utilizing progressed, commercially available 4G LTE know-how. In assessments at T-Mobile’s laboratory preceding week, download speed of 1.175 Gbps was recorded on T-Mobile’s LTE network using Nokia’s 4.9G network supported by the Nokia AirScale Base Station along with the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem.
Technology utilized in the tests included Nokia 4.9G supported by AirScale Base Station; a Snapdragon ‘X20’ LTE modem mobile test tool, supporting Downlink Category 18 for notional peak download speed up to 1.2 Gbps; 12 autonomous streams of LTE data and 4X4 MIMO, 256 QAM and 3 carrier combination across sixty MHz of downlink spectrum on T-Mobile US network.
By means of 12 simultaneous autonomous LTE data streams between the network and device allows a notional peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps. The tests showed that commercially accessible 4G technologies can offer unparalleled download speeds well beyond what consumers experience today. Neville Ray, the CTO of T-Mobile, expressed that every notable network innovation in preceding years has originated first from T-Mobile.
They already have America’s most advanced and fastest LTE network, and they have established it to develop faster for consumers compared to other offerings out there. These tests with Qualcomm and Nokia prove that T-Mobile consumers have a lot more speed to expect from their LTE network as the company evolve to 5G. Cristiano Amon, the EVP of Qualcomm Technologies, reported that utilizing the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, they are moving through the gigabit barrier, further improving real user data rates and network capacity.
And working with T-Mobile and Nokia, using their next-generation gigabit LTE modem, they have now demonstrated the remarkable strides they are making as they advance on the path to 5G. Customer tools supporting these speeds are anticipated to be made commercially accessible in the first half of 2018.