Huawei said 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. The demonstration was conducted to produce information for presentation to the Gigabit Society, Huawei said.
Huawei has also begun touting its Beyond LTE technology, which it says 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), according to Huawei.
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.
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