Nokia claimed a 600 MHz LTE equipment first today, announcing that it has completed the first pre-standard 600 MHz LTE call using commercially available equipment.
Nokia is developing two new, pre-standard 600 MHz products and services portfolios to help them do so.
600 MHz LTE EquipmentNokia is aiming to get a jump on the competition with its new 4.5G Pro and 4.9G 600MHz wireless/mobile telecom equipment and devices.
We are ready to work from day one with those customers who want to bring 600 MHz to market.”Image courtesy of flickr user Stefano Brivio.
Ricky Corker, who leads Nokia in North America had this to say regarding the company’s pre-standard 600 MHz equipment testing and the impending launch of its 4.5G Pro and 4.9G product portfolios: “We’ve been anticipating the end of the 600 MHz auction, and we haven’t waited.
Nokia throws LTE hardware support behind 600 MHz spectrum band
referring to Nokia said it has completed prestandard testing of commercial hardware compatible with the 600 MHz spectrum band, which is set to be unleashed by the Federal Communications Commission.
5G deployments are also expected to focus on higher band spectrum licenses in the 3.5 GHz band as well as millimeter wave bands higher than the 15 GHz band.
The 600 MHz spectrum band support testing is said to have included an end-to-end LTE call using a test device; the use of a 20-megahertz frequency block; a four-way uplink receive diversity and 4×4 multiple-input/multiple-output antenna technology; and a 256 quadrature amplitude modulation signal scheme.
License winners are expected to be announced shortly after the conclusion of the assignment phase.
The technology was embedded on Nokia’s commercial LTE ENodeB platform, with the company expecting wireless carriers to use the 600 MHz spectrum band to “extend LTE footprints, augment capacity and improve data speeds.”“We’ve been anticipating the end of the 600 MHz auction, and we haven’t waited,” said Ricky Corker, head of North America for Nokia, in a statement.
Nokia Makes First Pre-Standard 600 MHz LTE Call Using Existing Hardware
referring to “We are ready to work from day one with those customers who want to bring 600 MHz to market.”
The trial utilized a 20 MHz chunk of 600 MHz airwaves, with 4 way uplink receive diversity, 4×4 MIMO, and 256 QAM to achieve a maximum throughput of 387 Mbps.
“We’ve been anticipating the end of the 600 MHz auction, and we haven’t waited.
Just as the assignment round of the FCC’s ongoing incentive auction is wrapping up, Nokia announced it has successfully placed the first pre-standard LTE call on 600 MHz spectrum.
According to the Finnish company, the call was conducted using existing commercially-available hardware, including Nokia’s LTE eNodeB, and a test end-user device.
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