Nokia & SK Telecom test 3.78Gbps 4G speeds

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Nokia on Wednesday successfully demonstrated a record whopping 4G speed of 3.78 gigabits per second (gbps), fast enough to download a high-definition movie in just 11 seconds.

Nokia attained the speed on a South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom at the Mobile Asia Expo (MAE) in Shanghai. The Finnish telecom firm claimed that the speed achieved is 400 times faster than the top 4G options offered by any other major telecom operator in India.

“Nokia and SK Telecom reached a throughput speed of 3.78 gigabits per second (gbps). At this speed, a mobile broadband user can download a full-length 5GB high-definition (HD) movie in just 11 seconds,” Nokia said in a statement.

The two companies achieved the new record transmitting speed by bringing together TDD and FDD LTE spectrum, aggregating 10 spectrum frequencies allotted to both LTE versions to include 200MHz bandwidth.

The duo said achieving such a high download speed is really important as it could become a foundation for gigabit high-speed data services.

SKT said it is also planning to develop its gigabit network to improve 5G technologies, starting with the 3.8Gbps transmitting speed demonstration at MAE.

Choi Jin-sung, ICT technical director at SK Telecom, said “Since we succeeded in demonstrating 3.8 Gbps data transfer with Nokia, we reached a new milestone in our efforts for the evolution of next-generation network technology.

“SK Telecom will continue to lead the evolution of next-generation networks beyond LTE-A through 5G.”

“By breaking the record for the next-generation wireless network data transfer speed with SK Telecom, we were able to prove Nokia’s advanced technology in the field of LTE,” said Zhang Qi, vice president of TD-LTE at Nokia.

“To help the mobile carrier provide the world’s best data service to its customers, we will continue to cooperate on developing new technologies.”