German service provider Deutsche Telekom partnered with Huawei to achieve 1.22Gbit/s download threshold with LTE Advanced Pro in a live demonstration in Berlin. The players used 4×4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) and five carriers to reach ultrafast speed on a live network.
Commenting on the achievement, Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom board member for Europe and Technology said, “Fast Internet access can’t be limited to just fixed lines and fiber optics – our customers also want the highest possible speeds for maximum comfort on the go as well.”
“Huawei is happy to support Deutsche Telekom to prove the benefits of the latest evolutionary step of this technology, LTE-Advanced Pro, in [a] real field application”, Lin Baifeng, president of Huawei’s Deutsche Telekom account.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei used LTE Advanced Pro running over a conventional mobile base station, which was bundled with a small cell solution. In a test conducted in 2015, the two companies bundled three carrier frequencies in Berlin, reaching speeds of over 340Mbps – one-quarter of the speed in the latest demonstration.