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BT tests 4CC aggregation in a live 5G Standalone network

It's the first time 4CCA has been tested outside a lab in Europe, the companies claim BT announced Monday that it has successfully tested four component-carrier (4CC) carrier aggregation on a 5G Standalone (SA) network in commercial frequencies. Using EE’s live network, BT said it and...

Optus claims first four component CA 5G SA data call in Australia

The 4CC data trial combined Optus’ low-band spectrum and 2,100MHz FDD bands with 2,300MHz and 3,500MHz TDD bands Australian operator Optus has completed what it claims to be the first four component carrier aggregation 5G standalone data call in the country. To achieve this milestone, Optus...

T‑Mobile US tops 3 Gbps with standalone 5G carrier aggragation

T-Mobile US used the Samsung Galaxy S22 phone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform T-Mobile US said it was able to aggregate three channels of mid-band 5G spectrum, reaching speeds over 3 Gbps on its standalone 5G network. The carrier used the Samsung...

Nokia, Optus claim world’s first 3CC Carrier Aggregation 5G SA data call

Nokia said that 5G carrier aggregation allows compatible 5G smartphones to receive multiple 5G frequency bands in parallel Nokia, Optus and Samsung Electronics Australia announced that they have achieved a data session using three-component-carrier (3CC) Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology over a 5G Standalone (SA) network...

EE, Qualcomm test seven-carrier aggregation to boost 5G

EE expects to reach half of the U.K. population with its 5G service by early 2023 U.K. carrier EE claimed to be the first European network to successfully aggregate a 5G signal using seven different spectrum carriers, the telco said in a release. The experiment was...

Ericsson announces new deals in the Middle East

In Saudi Arabia, Ericsson carried out a proof of concept which will allow local telco stc to accelerate the introduction of the 2.3 GHz 5G band Ericsson and Saudi Arabian operator stc have successfully completed a TDD-TDD 5G Carrier Aggregation proof-of-concept (PoC) to support stc’s...

Ericsson provides Carrier Aggregation to Zain Bahrain’s 5G network

Zain Bahrain exec: 'Carrier Aggregation is the foundation for deploying high-performing 4G and 5G networks' As part of its ongoing 4G/5G partnership with Ericsson, Zain Bahrain has implemented the vendor’s 5G Time Division Duplex (TDD/TDD) Carrier Aggregation (CA) on a commercial device to use on...

China Mobile and partners achieve new carrier aggregation record

The trial combined three component carriers across 5G FDD spectrum (30MHz of 700MHz/n28) and 5G TDD spectrum (100+60MHz of 2.6GHz/n41) China Mobile, with partners Nokia and MediaTek, has claimed verification of the world's first 3 Components (3CC) Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology in a test...

SRG tests T-Mo’s FDD-TDD CA: ‘You can have your cake and eat it too’

The aggregation of 600 MHz + 2.5 GHz uses low-band, FDD spectrum to improve performance The aggregation of low and mid-band carriers in both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) spectrum improves cell edge performance in T-Mobile US' network, according to...

Telstra claims new 5G upload speed record with Ericsson, Qualcomm

Using carrier aggregation, the companies achieved an upload peak rate of 986 Mbps in a live 5G demo Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm are claiming their third record-breaking data speed of late. In 2015, they broke the 1 Gbps barrier on 4G, followed by a new 5G...

5G infrastructure upgrade underway… Is your 4G infrastructure optimized? (Analyst Angle)

LTE will still play a fundamental role in the future of the mobile network. Mobile operators in developed markets face the challenge of unlocking new revenue streams to remain competitive while mobile operators in emerging markets continue relying on LTE for coverage and capacity...

Dish seeks permit to test 5G using 600MHz spectrum in Denver and Vegas

Dish Network is asking the Federal Communications Commission for a special temporary authorization to use 600 MHz band spectrum currently licensed to Bluewater Wireless for a three month period with the aim of carrying out 5G tests in Denver and Las Vegas using carrier...

Understanding FDD/TDD carrier aggregation for 5G

In general, FDD is considered better for coverage and TDD better for capacity Mobile operators are looking to carrier aggregation (CA), which allows them to use multiple sub-6 GHz spectrum channels simultaneously, as a method of increasing the bandwidth and speeds of their 5G networks....

Samsung reaches 5.23 Gbps 5G speeds using EN-DC, carrier aggregation

EN-DC enables mobile operators to use a 4G network to boost 5G speed, coverage Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics revealed that it has achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology, which enables mobile operators to use a...

Telia, Ericsson carry out 5G carrier aggregation trial in Norway

Telia and Ericsson have launched what it claims to be the first 5G carrier aggregation trial in Norway, with the aim of supporting Telia’s nationwide 5G rollout, Ericsson said in a release. As part of Telia’s ambition to bring nationwide 5G coverage to Norway by...

T-Mobile US to expand 5G network via new deals with Ericsson, Nokia

T-Mobile US announced five-year, multi-billion-dollar agreements with Nordic vendors Ericsson and Nokia to continue expanding its 5G network nationwide. Part of the network investment following last year’s merger with Sprint, these new deals will enable T-Mobile US to add 5G coverage, capacity, speed and advanced...

Swisscom tests 5G carrier aggregation, VoNR with Ericsson, Qualcomm

Swisscom, in partnership with Ericsson and handset maker OPPO, has successfully carried out 5G voice and data calls over a commercial 5G standalone network, the vendor said in a release. Ericsson said that all of Europe’s live 5G networks are deployed in 5G non-standalone mode,...

DoCoMo partners with Qualcomm for 5G sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation

Qualcomm Technologies and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo announced they have enabled what it claims to be the world’s first commercialization of 5G sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation (sub6-CA) in Japan. The partners said that the deployment of 5G carrier aggregation is already enabling customers to enjoy...

Qualcomm, Ericsson complete 5G SA carrier aggregation tests

  Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson said they have completed interoperability tests for 5G standalone (SA) carrier aggregation across both FDD/TDD and TDD/TDD bands. The partners explained that 5G carrier aggregation technology allows operators to use multiple sub-6 GHz spectrum channels simultaneously to transfer data between base...

Optus completes 2.3 GHz + 3.5 GHz 5G carrier aggregation call

  Australian operator Optus has completed what it claims to be the world’-s first 2.3 GHz + 3.5 GHz 5G non-standalone carrier aggregation call, the company said in a release. The call -- made in Sydney, in collaboration with Ericsson and using Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G...

Samsung claims industry’s fastest 5G mmWave speeds across multiple devices

Samsung expects that in the coming years, an additional 15 nations will launch 5G mmWave services Samsung claimed that it achieved the fastest 5G speeds seen by the industry in a lab demonstration that combined 800 megahertz of millimeter-wave spectrum with MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)...

Verizon 5G carrier aggregation trial achieves speeds of 4.2 gbps

The trial aggregated 800 MHz of 28 GHz band spectrum Verizon, Samsung, Qualcomm and Motorola have released the results of their joint carrier aggregation trial conducted on Verizon’s live 5G network on a commercial network cell site in Texas. The trial, which aggregated 800 megahertz...

Carrier aggregation es clave para coexistencia entre 4G y 5G: Ericsson

  Los operadores móviles han acelerado los despliegues de red 5G durante 2019, con una arquitectura non-standalone. Estos despliegues iniciales en regiones de América del Norte, Europa y Asia se han adelantado a las previsiones iniciales de la industria. Para conocer los motivos de esta...

Carrier aggregation is key to 4G and 5G coexistence: Ericsson

  Mobile operators have accelerated 5G network deployments during 2019, with a non-standalone architecture. These initial deployments in regions of North America, Europe and Asia have anticipated the initial forecasts of the industry. To learn about the reasons for this anticipation and Ericsson's vision of...

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