Ericsson, Unitel demo LTE-Advanced CA solution

Ericsson and Unitel have demonstrated LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps.

The demonstration utilized 60 MHz of spectrum, with three 20 MHz LTE carriers in band 3 (1800 MHz), band 7 (2600 MHz) and band 1 (2100 MHz) respectively.

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Unitel has more than 11 million customers, covering more than 95 percent of Angola’s population.


“The 450Mbps demo in Unitel’s LTE network ascertains our position in technological innovation not only in Angola, but globally. We are enhancing our network to guarantee the best experience to our subscribers when utilizing all the services Unitel has available,” said Amilcar Safeca, deputy CEO of Unitel.

LTE-A CA enables operators to use spectrum more efficiently to deliver better user experience to customers. Mobile users can enjoy super-fast downloads and better performance of their favorite applications.

“Mobile broadband is opening up a world of opportunities by facilitating industry transformation and bringing inclusion and empowerment to communities,” said Fredrik Jejdling, head of Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa.

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