HKT and Huawei Do 450 Mbps LTE-A: The 10 Details That Matter

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

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  • At Mobile World Congress this year, Huawei and HKT demonstrated 300 Mbps LTE-A thanks to two-carrier CA. This week, they upped the stakes with a three-carrier 450 Mbps demo.
  • More important than the data rates demonstrated is the fact that the demo delivered these rates across two sites and two spectrum bands – and without C-RAN.
  • As we move from 4G to 5G, the demo provides a reminder that backhaul and core innovation will be as important as RAN innovation.

The last day of Huawei’s Global Analyst Summit saw the vendor hold a carrier aggregation (CA) demonstration in Hong Kong with HKT. Like most LTE-A demos, the media has picked up on the super-high data rates being delivered. The real story is bigger than data rates and bigger than the demonstration on the 23rd. Continue reading “HKT and Huawei Do 450 Mbps LTE-A: The 10 Details That Matter”