Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, says its demonstration of the the world’s first LTE 4×4 MIMO field trial attained download data rates of up to 250 Mbps.
The trial was conducted on Deutsche Telekom’s live 1.8GHz LTE network in Cologne, Germany, using Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE gear. Huawei says its Beyond LTE technology increases peak rates to 30 Gbps, more than 20 times faster than existing commercial LTE networks. Beyond LTE technology incorporates changes in antenna structure, radio frequency architecture, IF (intermediate frequency) algorithms, and multi-user MIMO (multi-input multi-output), reports Fierce Wireless.
According to recent data from 3GPP, Huawei has had 265 LTE/LTE-A Core specifications approved since 2010, which is 20 percent of the total number approved and the most out of any other company in the industry.
Huawei – the world’s second-biggest supplier of telecoms network equipment – this week found itself facing shutouts from both Australia and the US, over cyber security concerns.
Huawei was banned from supplying equipment to Australia’s National Broadband Network. The U.S. Congress barred Huawei from selling kit to any US operator, after blocking a sale to Sprint Nextel in 2010.
In the UK, BT reiterated its confidence in Huawei, and said that it was able to examine source code for products to check for “back doors” or eavesdropping functions.
Huawei earlier this week said it was disappointed at being excluded from work on Australia’s high-speed Internet project and rejected claims that the company posed a security risk.
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