Nokia tests ultra-high speed mobile broadband

"Nokia are currently testing a phone broadband solution that gets around 172Mb/s in real situations....speedy!"

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Long Term Evolution brings mobile broadband up to 172Mb/s
Nokia's networking division have announced that they have working broadband connectivity at around 100Mb/s downstream and 50Mb/s upstream. The new technology can be built using existing masts and beats WIMAX who are the current market leader at 70/70Mb/s.
LTE was also tested for range, with equipment installed on cars travelling up to 1KM away from the base station able to use the broadband service without a problem.

The main appeal of the technology from the point of view of the networks looking to implement 4G technology is that the LTE system doesn't require new equipment beyond the base station itself. Matthais Reiss, head of the LTE Business Program at Nokia, said in a public statement that "we now have evidence that future LTE networks can run on existing base station sites and mobile operators can build LTE networks without requiring new antenna sites."
This is certainly a good thing for the industry, if only the cable/telephone network would keep up the pace.
Going to get downloading to your mobile? Or not sure quite what to do with the bandwidth? Discuss.
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27-12-2007, 19:15:08


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