Radio racing: new record set for TD-LTE

The Bluebird of radio racing is NSN’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station which was set up to beat the previous 1.6 Gbps record. NSN says it will be demonstrating the achievement at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2014 where NSN is also launching a high-capacity Flexi Multiradio System Module for TD-LTE that can deliver up to 5 Gbps of peak throughput from a single site.

NSN aggregated 120 MHz of Sprint’s TDD spectrum to get to its 2.6 Gbps. “Combining our unique spectrum assets with TD-LTE-Advanced features and NSN’s next generation TD-LTE base station has allowed us to achieve the world’s first 2.6 Gbps throughput over TD-LTE,” said Stephen Bye, Chief Technology Officer at Sprint.

NSN claims that the enhanced Flexi Multiradio System Module is the industry’s highest capacity TD-LTE baseband and it claims that operators can roll out TD-LTE networks with fewer base stations and fewer sites, saving up to 50 per cent in capital expenses and operational costs.

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