Huawei, Turkcell demo 900 Mbps LTE Advanced performance

Turkcell is touting lab tests, conducted in conjunction with network vendor Huawei, which achieved 900 Mbps of data speed using LTE Advanced (LTE-A).

The top speed was delivered during a press conference held at Turkcell Plaza in Istanbul, where technology testing was exhibited via a laboratory environment. The speed was achieved when downloading a file stored within a server, said Turkcell.

The Turkish carrier did not provide a lot of details about how the speed was achieved, though it appears LTE-A carrier aggregation was key. The company noted that at 900 Mbps, a 2 GB film could be downloaded in 18 seconds, while the download of a 10 MB photo would take only 0.1 seconds.

"In the tests carried out today, the indicator reached approximately 900 Mbps, which set a new record for Turkey, making Turkcell one of the few operators to have achieved such speeds," said Turkcell CEO Sureyya Ciliv. "In an era where the speed margin in mobile Internet has increased daily, we are proud not only to introduce our customers to advancements in technology, but to also be the technology frontier of Turkey."

For more:
- see this Turkcell release
- see this GigaOM article

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