Huawei and TeliaSonera/Netcom yesterday made what they claim is the world’s first mobile broadband Internet connection over a live commercial LTE network.
The demonstration in Oslo saw download speeds to mobile devices greater than what is currently available.
August Baumann, president of Netcom, says: "We appreciate the professional implementation from Huawei and we are very pleased to make this world’s first LTE session. It is a significant step bringing our customers much closer to real fourth generation mobile broadband service. It is also a milestone in the cooperation between TeliaSonera and Huawei."
The live LTE connection was between a laptop PC with a 4G modem and public Internet/intranet. It included the downloading of high resolution photos, music, movies and mobile business applications, at a speed much quicker than most available fixed Internet accesses of today.
By adopting the LTE MIMO and OFDM technologies (Multiple Input Multiple Output and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex, key radio technologies of LTE), the download peak data rate can reach 150Mbps in one LTE cell with multiple terminals.