Turkcell demos 1200 Mbps mobile broadband speeds on 4.5G

Turkcell CTO Ilker KuruozTelecom network operator Turkcell has reached mobile broadband speeds of 1200 Mbps on 4.5G aggregating 5 carriers in a demo in its headquarters at Istanbul.

Chinese telecom network vendor Huawei has supported Turkcell for the demo.

Turkcell used 79.8 MHz of frequency consisting of 29.8 MHz (20 + 9.8) in 1800 MHz band, 30 MHz (20+10) in 2100 MHz band, and 20 MHz in 2600 MHz band.

Earlier, Turkcell announced that it would offer the country’s fastest 4.5G on April 1. Turkcell is currently offering 3G with 63.3 Mbps.

Turkcell will launch 4.5G in Turkey on April 1 with speeds of up to 375 Mbps aggregating 3 carriers. It plans to support speeds of more than 1000 Mbps towards the end of 2016 on its network using the technology employed in the demo.

Smartphones that can support 5 Carrier Aggregation will be available around mid-2017.

Ilker Kuruoz, CTO of Turkcell, said: “With this speed demo, we are not only pushing the limits of 4.5G but also taking a major step towards 5G experience in terms of reaching speeds that exceed 1 Gbps.”

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