Ericsson, a Sweden-based equipment manufacturer has announced that it has demonstrated LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation technology in partnership with Magyar Telekom, the largest Hungarian telecommunications company.
According to the vendor, the trial was completed using the 1800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum bands at Magyar Telekom’s headquarters and it is the first time this has been achieved in Hungary.
Commenting on the test, Chris Mattheisen CEO, Magyar Telekom said: “We are very happy that we are the first who can introduce, jointly with our partner Ericsson, the LTE-Advanced technology. We are convinced that the 4G/LTE mobile broadband our customers can access already and the next stage of which you familiarized with today is one of the key factors of digital development both in Europe and in Hungary. Our aim is to enhance through our investments the promotion in Hungary of new technologies and advanced services and at the same time it is our responsibility to introduce to broad walks of the population the possibilities offered by state-of-the-art broadband communication and make further steps within the framework of the Partnership cooperation for Digital Hungary established recently with the Government.”
The event was addressed by Magyar Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mattheisen, Chief Technology and IT Officer Walter Goldenits and Valter D’Avino, Ericsson’s head for West and Central Europe, who introduced the innovative development which represents the future of mobile broadband.
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According to one of Ericsson’s study by 2020 the number of telecommunication connections will exceed 50 billion, as the role of wireless man-to-machine and machine-to-machine connections will increase to a considerable extent. In the future mobile broadband technologies are expected to increasingly develop into the direction of 4G/LTE, as LTE-Advanced will be able to serve increasingly higher data speeds and capacities through the aggregation of frequency bands.
The South-Korean SK Telecom was the first in the world to introduce the commercial service based on the LTE-Advanced technology in Seoul and two other cities. So the technology accounts for being a rarity in our days and for the time being few is the number of tools globally using which one can access the LTE-Advanced network. Samsung introduced to market last summer its Samsung Galaxy 4 LTE-Advanced-enabled version in South Korea and a massive appearance of devices with similar capabilities can be expected subsequently.