The two mobile operators Vodafone and O2 have taken the first base stations with LTE-Advanced in operation. The Dusseldorf-based mobile operator tests the fast wireless standard on the grounds of the University of Dresden, where the Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications is located. The students on the premises can utilised LTE Advanced with up to 225 Mbps, which still lacks the proper hardware to do so. Vodafone achieves this speed with a bundling of frequency bands (LTE carrier aggregation) with 800MHz and 2600MHz. The network operator sees an important LTE Advanced wireless technology of the future and want to invest herein four billion euros by 2015.
The provider O2 is testing LTE Advanced on its own Telefonica building at Georg-Brauchle-Ring in Munic. Again, is achieved through LTE Carrier Aggregation of frequencies 800MHz and 2600MHz for speeds of up to 225Mbps. Next year O2 would like to extend as well as Vodafone LTE Advanced reinforced. Huawei provides two providers the appropriate hardware for the rapid mobile communications standard.
First hardware for LTE Advanced will come on the German market in the first half of 2014. Huawei has already announced that in the first half of next year to offer an appropriate smartphone, surf stick and router for LTE Advanced. Transfer rates of up to 225 Mbps are only the beginning of LTE-A. he wireless standard should enable speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
After a trial period, both companies are likely to enhance the fast expanding LTE standard in the coming years and thus continues to increase the speed of the mobile Internet.
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