Huawei has partnered with EE this week to announce the successful live demonstration of 2.1Gbps mobile speeds, working with EE in their state-of-the-art UK test lab.
The 2Gbps demonstration continues the evolution of 3GPP LTE Advanced technologies, and sets a clear path towards Gigabit class networks. This demonstration is the latest breakthrough of carrier aggregation technology that started in 2013 with EE and Huawei in London’s Tech City.
BT/ EE Managing Director of IT and Mobile, Fotis Karonis said: “We are committed to innovating, and to be pushing the mobile industry forward by delivering ground breaking mobile speeds and exceptional mobile experience for our customers. That’s the focus of our ongoing partnership with Huawei. We are working together to introduce Gigabit class networks to the UK’s cities, at the same time our rollout of 4G continues into the most rural parts of the country for ubiquitous high speed mobile broadband in the UK.”
On the back of that groundbreaking success, Huawei has named its programme to deliver its high capacity urban network, ‘TechCity 1.0’, and is deploying this strategy around the world. EE is working with Huawei to deliver the evolution to 'TechCity 2.0', which will include video optimization and a specific video experience measurement score referred to as vMOS, along with Enterprise and public safety applications of innovative Push To Talk capabilities over LTE.
The TechCity1.0 programme focused on technology leadership through introducing innovative technologies into the field and showing the benefits to end users, while TechCity2.0 added business model innovation, and social responsibility leadership. Huawei has deployed the TechCity programme in more than 20 cities around the world.
On November 24, EE and Huawei presented their latest wireless achievements at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Tokyo.