Telecom and Ericsson demonstrated today a download speed of 1200 Mbps on 4G+ technology

Magyar Telekom and Ericsson Magyarország tested today the mobile technology enabling a download speed of 1200 Mbps in the Regional Digital Summit organized in Budapest.

mobilinternet_sebesseg_252The improved 4G+ technology, that can be demonstrated only in laboratory environments to this day, enables a radical - approximately three-fold - performance boost compared to the fastest mobile internet technologies available publicly today.
The technology is able to achieve a multiple of the speed available publicly today by aggregating several frequency ranges, using an improved aerial system and a higher order of modulation. The 4G+ technology implemented by aggregating multiple frequency bands is already available in the live network. A majority of the equipment presented in the demonstration are identical to the latest equipment installed to the Telekom network

“As a result of the network development, practically the whole population of Hungary received access to the 4G service providing fast mobile internet. But we do not stop here. While further increasing the speed of the 4G mobile internet provided to our clients, and we take 4G to the smallest villages, we demonstrated today a speed and a technology together with our partner that provides an answer to the network demands of the future, when billions of connected devices will communicate with each other, and the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) arrives” said Christopher Mattheisen, managing director of Magyar Telekom.

Gábor Éry, President of Ericsson Hungary, says: “Ericsson, in cooperation with Magyar Telekom, demonstrate the newest 4G+ technologies in Hungary, Following previous successful tests in the commercial network, today’s event is an important next step in the long-term cooperation between Magyar Telekom and Ericsson. We strongly believe that we can contribute and support Magyar Telekom to further develop the Hungarian telecom industry."

The key novelty of 1.2 Gbit/s ( 1200 Mbps) download speed showcased today is that such a speed is provided to a single user by 4G+ (LTE-Advanced) technology. This is all implemented by Ericsson’s radio network equipment already operating in today’s networks. Latest 4G+  technologies applied are: 3 components carrier aggregation, 4x4 multiple antennas and 256 QAM modulation. All these applied together result in a 1.2 Gbit/s throughput to a single user, which is already targeting 5G services. Ericsson’s 5G network evolution way is in line with this showcase: Introducing 5G solutions in today’s 4G+ networks as soon as they are available, thus enabling a smooth gradual transition towards 5G services.

The current national outdoor coverage of Telekom’s 4G network is 97,8 percent, and a nominal maximum 150 Mbps download speed is provided as default to the majority of the clients today. .Additionally, the company started covering small settlements with 4G technology, and within one year, superfast mobile internet will be available to more than 2600 settlements with a population of less than six thousand.

Telekom also improves its existing 4G network so that 25% of the population already has access to the 4G+ service with a maximum nominal speed of 200-300 Mbps. Just two weeks ago, the 450 Mbps 4G+ service was also introduced at Gödöllő.

About Magyar Telekom
Magyar Telekom is Hungary’s largest telecommunication operator, providing the full range of telecommunication and infocommunication (ICT) services, including fixed line, mobile phone, data transmission and non-voice as well as IT and system integration services. Magyar Telekom has majority shareholding in Makedonski Telekom, Macedonia’s largest fixed line and mobile operator and in Crnogorski Telekom, Montenegro’s largest telecommunications service provider. Magyar Telekom’s majority ownership (59.21 %) is Deutsche Telekom Europe B.V., fully owned by Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information visit www.telekom.hu

About Ericsson:
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


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