NSN, Optus score 1.7 Gbps downlink using six bands

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Solutions and Networks said commercially available equipment was used to deliver an aggregate downlink of 1.7 Gbps from a single site on Optus' live network in Sydney, Australia. The site combined six frequency bands supporting HSPA+, FDD LTE and TD-LTE radio technologies. "With this world first 'Gigasite', we are showing the capacity of all our spectrum assets, including our recently purchased 700, 2300 and 2600 MHz bands, by combining multiple layers and technologies onto a single site," said Andrew Smith, vice president of Mobile Engineering, Optus. For more, see this NSN release.