Ericsson and MediaTek Break Records in the Latest CA Test

Ericsson and MediaTek said they have achieved a 5G downlink speed record for carrier aggregation (CA). The aggregation was conducted using one FDD and three TDD channels.

Swedish vendor noted in the interoperability development test achieved a downlink speed of 4.36Gb/s from four-component CA. The test employed their radios and a MediaTek 5G modem. The vendor added it had used one low-band and three mid-band channels in the sub-7GHz range, where most 5G data traffic is carried.

Ericsson explained the band combination had the ability to offer end-users faster downloads and streaming for fixed wireless terminals and smartphones while maximizing the use of operator spectrum assets. The result of the test is the latest breakthrough claimed by the pair and comes as Ericsson and its rivals continue to parade the improving capabilities of their respective 5G equipment.

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