EE launches 300Mbps LTE-A network

Huawei and UK operator EE have launched what they claim is the world's fastest LTE-Advanced network, clocking in at peak speeds of 300 Mbps.
The network, which went live in London's Tech City yesterday, uses carrier aggregation (CA) to bring together 20MHz of 1800-MHz spectrum and 20MHz of 2.6-GHz spectrum.
EE plans to commence customer trials of LTE-A mobile Wi-Fi early next month, and to expand the network to more of London throughout next year.
Huawei is providing three LTE-enabled devices to EE for the network. The vendor announced that it plans to launch its first commercial LTE-A mobile Wi-Fi units in the second quarter of 2014, and its first LTE-A handsets in the second half of the year.
The vendor has been making moves to grow its business in the UK, and has committed to tipping £1.3 billion ($2.09 billion) into the UK economy over the next five years.
In September, Hong Kong's CSL revealed plans to launch a 300 Mbps LTE-A services as soon as early 2014, when the first commercial devices are available. SK Telecom plans to use CA to boost its LTE-A network to 225Mbps by sometime next year.

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