Telefonica announces new 4G network
Feb 28, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Telefonica has announced its new 4G network. The network reportedly provides download speeds of 100Mbps, between 40Mbps-60Mbps on upload, improved indoor coverage and can increase capacity by up to 400% in high density data-traffic areas.
A significant feature of Telefonica's LTE network is its increased capacity with each cell comfortably supporting 30 people browsing simultaneously with average speed of 30Mbps, the company said.
Tests conducted on this network show that a 400% increase in capacity can be made available to users compared to a conventional network design, and that significantly higher capacity gains could be delivered with denser metro-network design. The network supports speeds of up to 10 times those offered by the 3G network, with download speeds of 100Mbps, upload speeds of 40-60 Mbps and with latency times of around 20-25 milliseconds, the company added.
"Today the future of mobile networks begins," said Enrique Blanco, Telefonica's Chief Technology Officer. "The deployment of LTE that Telefonica has brought to the MWC, together with Alcatel-Lucent, gives us a glimpse of a tomorrow where everyone and everything is seamlessly connected, and in superfast time. But the challenge ahead is to ensure that all the technologies currently being deployed 2G, 3G, LTE, WiFi and Fiber can co-exist to deliver next generation communications."
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