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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Airtel-Ericsson 4G Trial Hits 500 Mbps Download Speed on Smartphones using LAA over LTE network


Recently AIRTEL tested a new technology Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) with technology partner Erricson on its active LTE (4G) network to test speed upto 500 Mbps ,near tower and upto 400 Mbps at a distance of 180 Mtr. This can be seen as prepatory work for 5G by the Telecom Giant.

As per Nitin Bansal, Head of Network Solutions, South East Asia, Oceania and India at Ericsson, "LAA is a key evolution of mobile technology and we are pleased to be partnering with Airtel to demonstrate the increased capacity, improved speeds and enhanced user experience through the combination of licensed and unlicensed spectrum

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What is LAA?

Licensed Assisted Access(LAA) is a key technology by which operators can evolve their networks to achieve Gigabit LTE by opening up previously untapped resources of unlicensed spectrum, delivering speeds which were only possible over fibre earlier. LAA is a LTE technology that uses unlicensed spectrum in 5GHz band and licensed 4G band to offer better data speeds for mobile users.

LAA operates in the same 5 GHz band where WiFi operates and when deployed can serve as an alternate to carrier’s WiFi hotspots. LAA can work without interfering with wi-fi using Listen before Talk(LBT) technology that uses channels not used by Wi-fi , if free channels are not available it shares channels equally with the others.


LAA technology was developed and tested by Qualcomm in the year 2016. Qualcomm has pioneered in Spectrum sharing Technologies LAA,LTE-U and Multefire.

 These technologies are key enablers for GHz speeds to be provided in 5G networks.

Main Benefits of using LAA Technology.

Main benefits of using LAA technology over LTE are enlisted below:
  • As LAA uses unlicensed frequency in 5Ghz band no spectrum charges to be paid by operators.
  • Sharing of  data transfer on 5Ghz frequency will increase capacity of licensed 4G band ,as most operators are not having sufficient 4G frequency band to provide high speed data.
  • LAA can enable operators to launch Gigabit LTE.
  • LAA can provide alternate to  Wi-fi hotspots used for high speed data transfer 

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Bhartiya vichar said...

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