Sprint and NSN achieve 2.6Gbps on a TD-LTE-Advanced network

Sprint and NSN achieve 2.6Gbps on a TD-LTE-Advanced network
In Mountain View, California, Sprint, the United States’ third largest wireless carrier, along with Nokia Solutions and Networks collaborated to bust through a wireless throughput record.

Using NSN’s Flexi Multiradio 10 base station, Sprint used its spectrum assets using TD-LTE-Advanced and blew through a previous throughput record of 1.6Gbps. The next-generation NSN base station achieved a staggering throughput of 2.6Gbps, both companies are pleased with the new record.

Obviously, this achievement was made in a lab-like environment, but it is quite remarkable. NSN also announced that it will launch a new Flexi Multiradio System Module for TD-LTE, capable of delivering 5Gbps at a single site.

TD-LTE (also referred to as LTE TDD) is not used by any of the other major US carriers. The standard was primarily developed in China by Datang Telecom, Chine Mobile, Huawei and ZTE. NSN, Qualcomm, Alcatel and Ericsson are part of the development group, but primarily so they could manufacture their products to serve the world's largest wireless market. Sprint announced it would use the standard with the rollout of “Spark,” the brand of its high-speed wireless network deployment.

Sprint and NSN will showcase the technology at MWC in Barcelona. While these speeds are impressive, they would barely move the needle on some high-speed fiber networks being developed. This development will also allow other carriers that use the standard to deploy fewer base stations in order to rollout high-speed services in a variety of environments in the near term. NSN was formerly Nokia Siemens Networks before Nokia acquired full ownership of the company, and is part of what will remain “Nokia” after the devices and services group is acquired by Microsoft.

source: TelecomLead

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19 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

Dat thumbnail though. Gross. Anyway, we all know Sprint will find some way to screw this up. Those 2.6Gbps speeds will somehow turn into 5Mbps. That's just how they roll.

14. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Its not like this is a product for deployment.. Its a test platform for new technology. Why would you think they would ever promise that speed delivered? Its like when a car company builds a concept car to test theories, ideas, and new technology. Then, hopefully, some of the tech gets developed for mass market.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

I wouldn't. It was a joke based somewhat in reality. Look at their LTE speeds as compared to other carriers. It's also a joke.

17. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

In LA I was getting a consistent 15-20 mbps down where ever I went. Its better than AT&T and Verizons random 4-30mbps

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Well, LA doesn't represent the entire U.S. Everyone knows that Sprint has, by far, the slowest average data speeds of the Big 4.

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Ok this is great sprint... This is great progress working with nokia to upgrade the network. Now just get some of their phones.

3. yashav

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

That's all great but, it will take about.. What 10 years to go live?

4. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

At least you know that it might possibly maybe be coming sometime someplace.

5. techaman unregistered

yeah i just achived 2.6mb on my lte network wooooowww go sprint you piece of s.

7. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Best post so far.

10. GeekMovement unregistered

Woot! Finally have 4 bars on my phone! o wait... it's on roaming ):

12. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I got 30+ mb... Surprisingly

6. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Hey, this was my tip :)

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

sounds awesome, but I noticed who was collaborated with Sprint... and this means maybe Nokia phones will FINALLY return to sprint. Possible since MS is in charge now, they will want the biggest possible carrier penetration so they can grow their marketshare.

9. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

On a good day, out in a wide open walmart parking lot I got 15mbs down, 5.5mbs up.

11. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Aww. Well I hate to be another party pooper on Sprint, but don't you just love how they spend their time & money! & meanwhile they are the only carrier that here in major areas like Las Vegas, that still doesn't even have useable 3g service! & the only carrier that has dropped calls galore. Please stay away from Tmobile also thanks.

13. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

sprint the new nextel...DONE

16. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Dat first sentence... so many commas.

18. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

True lol

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