Australian telecom operator Optus and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) today said they achieved an aggregate downlink of 1.7 Gbps from a single site.
NSN said the site in Sydney, which combines six frequency bands supporting HSPA+, FDD LTE and TD-LTE radio technologies to provide better capacity, is the world’s first Gigasite, achieving 1.7 Gbps downlink in a live network.
The trial enables Optus to prepare for network of the future, and support more users and more data per user for enhancing the customer experience.
Telecom operators aim to deliver 1 Gigabyte of data per user per day on average by 2020.
“With this world first Gigasite, we are showing the capacity of all our spectrum assets, including our recently purchased 700, 2300 and 2600 MHz bands, by combining multiple layers and technologies onto a single site.,” said Andrew Smith, vice president of Mobile Engineering, Optus.
Optus did not use any external telecom network for conducting the trial. It used existing equipments from NSN including Single RAN Advanced based on Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.
Optus took advantage of six of its existing 3GPP spectrum allocations to build a live network site at St Mary’s in western Sydney. The aim was to demonstrate the technology needed to meet burgeoning mobile broadband demand.
The site was built using HSPA+, FDD LTE and TD-LTE technologies in a lean site solution implemented with the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.
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