Don’t get conned – The difference between LTE and LTE-Advanced

McGuywer

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#4
one network asked Samsung to reduce the combined bandwidth requirement for the 4G+ icon to display to 15MHz, which Samsung approved.
I suppose the email/request to Apple landed in the Junkmail folder.
Kiddos to Samsung for approving.
 

Chris.Geerdts

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The article alludes to, but doesn't mention LTE-Advanced Pro. Countries like Australia are deploying gigabit-LTE which is truly astounding technology.

Note that MTN trialed LTE-LAA (https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cell...laa-network-in-south-africa-gets-400mbps.html)
This uses license-exempt spectrum (normally used for Wi-Fi) as the second carrier, so technically MTN can do LTE-A but would need to deploy license-exempt antenna (or use a company like VAST to do it for them)

Vodacom has also tested in their head office: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/229155-vodacom-achieves-650mbps-on-laa-site.html
Relating to the article, they used 3 additional carries in license exempt spectrum. As with MTN they would need to deploy license-exempt antenna to offer this commercially.
 

Ipwn 4

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Maybe send this to geniuses at Rain and Cell C who smack LTE-A on everything, would not be surprised if their toilet paper also has an LTE-A label on it.

Rain is particularly guilty for locking their network to a device which specifically does not support carrier aggregation on their bands. There is a lengthy technical explanation on here somewhere which has managed to make it to the front page...

Cell C just doesn't seem to support CA on their network: i have a tower <100m which I can connect to on both 1800Mhz and 2100Mhz but not both at the same time. Tested using B618 with the band tool.
 

Johnatan56

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The article alludes to, but doesn't mention LTE-Advanced Pro. Countries like Australia are deploying gigabit-LTE which is truly astounding technology.

Note that MTN trialed LTE-LAA (https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cell...laa-network-in-south-africa-gets-400mbps.html)
This uses license-exempt spectrum (normally used for Wi-Fi) as the second carrier, so technically MTN can do LTE-A but would need to deploy license-exempt antenna (or use a company like VAST to do it for them)

Vodacom has also tested in their head office: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/229155-vodacom-achieves-650mbps-on-laa-site.html
Relating to the article, they used 3 additional carries in license exempt spectrum. As with MTN they would need to deploy license-exempt antenna to offer this commercially.
I am still against LTE-LAA except for cases such as stadiums. I'd rather they did not interfere with e.g. home networks, there's already enough noise.
 

cavedog

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So when are we getting an article about how Vodacom and Rain supplies B618 routers to customers that can even aggregate the two main bands of Rain band 3 and 38....

How Rain have not noticed that not a single router on their network is actually not connecting via LTE-A is just shocking and explains pretty much why iBurst well burst...
 

sajunky

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So when are we getting an article about how Vodacom and Rain supplies B618 routers to customers that can even aggregate the two main bands of Rain band 3 and 38....

How Rain have not noticed that not a single router on their network is actually not connecting via LTE-A is just shocking and explains pretty much why iBurst well burst...
Agreed 100%
 
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