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Gigabit LTE

June 2, 2017

Although we (3GPP) didn't coin the term 'Gigabit LTE', it is a milestone that is based on
LTE-Advanced and LTE-Pro features and one that is being heralded as an important step towards 5G type services.

By using LTE to provide more bandwidth to customers, there is an inherant step-up towards 5G ready networks.

Gigabit LTE is happening in 2017, features include (source Mobile Europe);

  • Tri-carrier aggregation
  • 256QAM and
  • 4x4 MIMO
  • Cloud RAN
  • Licence Assisted Access technology


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