Telecom equipment vendor Ericsson has achieved a world record of 5.7 Gbps download speed in a 6CC data call. The test was carried out using component carriers which ushered in further potential in the 5G Carrier Aggregation.
The experimentation which aggregated 400MHz of bandwidth took place in an Ericsson laboratory, using a highly sophisticated user equipment (UE) simulator.
The remarkable data was produced with the combination of three Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) bands with three Time Division Duplex (TDD) bands in the sub-6 GHz frequency.
Sibel Tombaz, Head of Product Line 5G RAN at Ericsson Networks, stated:
“We are keeping the momentum on carrier aggregation by continuously stretching its potential to boost capacity and speed.
Our successful 6CC data call shows how versatile our solution is and that we are poised to work with ecosystem partners to make this new band combination a reality.
Our goal, as always, is to help customers meet end users’ growing appetite for high-capacity, ultra high-speed 5G.”
The feat saw the usage of a number of innovative technologies from Ericsson- its cutting-edge RAN Compute hardware, advanced CA software, and innovative Advanced RAN Coordination.
The test was a worthy event in the 5G CA as not only did Ericsson recorded the whopping 5.7 Gbps speed, but also ushered in a path for a more efficient distribution of carrier aggregatoin benefits for a larger number of users.
Importantly, the technology becomes more important as data-intesive applications grow more prominent.
The merging of the FDD and TDD bandwidths allows service providers to optimize their network and spetrcutrms for higher throughput. This uleashes higher data speeds and augmented capacity which soundly improves use cases scenarios such as streawming, file downloads, remote work etc.
Tombaz added, “Carrier Aggregation is crucial to getting the best possible 5G performance out of scattered spectrum assets. And with 6CC, service providers will be able to maximize the use of allocated spectrum and optimize the combined bandwidth for a superior mobile experience.”
The need for higher-speed data is ever surging as connectivity becomes even more indispensable. Ericsson’s latest achievement serves as a big boon to the OEMs, and developers to improve upon the existing technology to cater higher data speed and improve user experience.