SFR First LTE-Advanced Experiment in France

SFR First LTE-Advanced Experiment in France

While French mobile operators toiling to rapidly deploy 4G LTE network and embarked on a war of communication to attract mobile subscribers, some operators in the world have already begun to exploit its evolution of LTE-Advanced.

In South Korea, the operator SK Telecom is the first to have adapted to its 4G network LTE-Advanced, with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphone (with a Snapdragon processor and 800 model 3 GB of RAM).

LTE-Advanced is therefore not just a matter of improved flow, which is already possible with LTE and carrier aggregation. Moreover, the network SK Telecom LTE-A promises speeds of 150 Mbps, which is not transcendent in relation to what makes LTE.

In France, SFR has begun trialling LTE-Advanced, the higher-speed successor to LTE. The company, France’s second biggest mobile operator, announced on Friday it had starting piloting the technology one of its R & D labs in Marseille. During the tests, SFR reported download speeds in the region of 175Mpbs and uploads of around 35Mbps.

The trial involved the aggregation of both 800Mhz and 2600Mhz spectrum bands.

With increased data rates and increased capacity, LTE-Advanced will facilitate the spread of 4G for the greatest number.

The first compatible handsets hit the market in the second half of 2014 and will be available to individuals and businesses.



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