Mobile World Congress: Ericsson showcases 150Mbps LTE connection on a live network

By Telecom Lead Team: Ericsson, in association with
Renesas Mobile, has showcased LTE Category 4, providing downlink speeds of up
to 150Mbps, at Mobile World Congress 2012.


Category 4 will enable smartphones and other LTE devices
such as tablets and routers to deliver better end-user experience.


The demonstration used Ericsson live infrastructure and
the SP2531 LTE triple-mode modem from Renesas Mobile.


The first LTE Category 4-compatible devices are expected
to hit the market by the end of 2012. Ericsson’s LTE infrastructure support is
already available.


Driving peak-rate performance in this way is an example
of successful collaboration between Ericsson and Renesas Mobile. Category 4
enables an improved end-user experience by providing downlink speeds of up to
150Mbps to the large number of LTE smartphones that are coming to the market,”
said Thomas Noren, head of Product Area Radio, Business Unit Networks, Ericsson.


Ericsson and Renesas Mobile had collaborated on
interoperability development testing (IODT) of advanced technologies. This
collaboration helps to drive the development of truly non-proprietary industry
solutions, which allow new technologies to be widely deployed.


Battery life is a key determinant of the user experience
when using mobile devices and the MP5232 enables smartphones to support
Category 4 connections of up to 150Mbps, with minimal additional power
consumption in the modem,” said David McTernan, director of Strategic Marketing
and Communication, Renesas Mobile.


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