- Jun 28, 2017
I suppose the email/request to Apple landed in the Junkmail folder.one network asked Samsung to reduce the combined bandwidth requirement for the 4G+ icon to display to 15MHz, which Samsung approved.
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.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/cellular/207862-mtn-launches-first-lte-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.
Hardly makes a diff for much of the SA public.
Agreed 100%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...