Delivering 4G speed of up to 135 megabits per second: Airtel

Telecom major Bharti Airtel today said it has started delivering 4G mobile broadband speed of up to 135 megabits per second.

The company said data speeds of up to 135 Mbps have been delivered on commercially available mobile devices on Airtel s 4G network in Kerala.

“This is a game changer for mobile broadband in India.

Airtel has pioneered 4G deployment in India and we are delighted to raise the innovation benchmark to deliver a world-class experience to our customers,” Bharti Airtel MD and CEO (India and South Asia) Gopal Vittal said in a statement.

To deliver this high speed, Airtel said that it has used carrier aggregation across TD LTE and LTE FDD on a LIVE 4G network, becoming the first mobile operator in India to commercially deploy LTE-Advanced (4G+) technology.

With this, Airtel has joined a select group of global mobile operators to commercially deploy the technology that delivers ultra-fast mobile data speeds and enables better spectrum utilisation and efficiency, it said.

For carrier aggregation, Airtel has combined the capacities of spectrum held by it in 2300 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum bands.

Nokia Networks has partnered Airtel in deploying the carrier aggregation technology in Kerala.

Carrier aggregation enables enhanced spectrum efficiency by combining capacities across multiple LTE carriers (within same or different spectrum bands) to deliver a superior user experience and ultra-fast mobile data speeds.


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