StarHub Showcase LTE-Advanced at 600 Mbps

StarHub-Showcase-LTE-Advanced-at-600-MbpsSingapore’s second-largest mobile operator, StarHub, today successfully demonstrated 600 Mbps peak download speeds using Nokia Networks’ 4X4 MIMO technology with LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation in a technical trial conducted at its headquarters.

The 600 Mbps data transmission speeds were achieved through combined 4×4 MIMO technology, along with Carrier Aggregation, to reach LTE-Advanced data speeds.

In addition, StarHub and Nokia Networks have successfully tested 3-band carrier aggregation using a commercial mobile device. The successful trials of 4×4 MIMO and multiband carrier aggregation pave the way towards even faster mobile broadband in future.

Mock Pak Lum, chief technology officer, StarHub said, “4G is still on the evolution path, and we are readying ourselves to meet the ever-growing demand for bandwidth-heavy applications and services on faster, more advanced smartphones. Through this demonstration of our LTE-Advanced capabilities, we want to reiterate our focus on leveraging latest technologies to provide our customers with the best possible service experience.”

Ray Owen, head of Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Networks said, “The demand for data continues to peak, even as operators evolve their networks to address the related opportunities and challenges. With this trial, we have proven that our technology is suitably equipped to help StarHub in coping with the forthcoming data deluge, a scenario wherein networks have to be ready to deal with download demands of gigabytes per person per day.”

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