World's First LTE Mobile Broadband Connection Test

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 11, 2009

The world s first mobile broadband Internet connection over a live commercial LTE network has been tested in Norway. The demonstration saw a peak download data rate of 150 Mbps in one LTE cell with multiple terminals.

The demonstration was conducted by Huawei Technologies and TeliaSonera/Netcom.

"We are very pleased to make this world s first LTE session in Norway. It is a significant step in bringing our customers much closer to real fourth generation mobile broadband service," said August Baumann, president of Netcom, a subsidiary of TeliaSonera.

"The first LTE session reflects Huawei s leadership in the most cutting-edge of technologies and its ability to build LTE networks. We are well positioned to deliver a high quality network that will enable leading operators like TeliaSonera to achieve business success," James Chen, MD of Huawei s Nordic Office.

By adopting the LTE MIMO and OFDM technologies (Multiple Input Multiple Output and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex, key radio technologies of LTE), the download peak data rate can reach 150 Mbps in one LTE cell with multiple terminals.