Gigabit LTE and 4CCA Benchmark Study 2017 – 646.2 Degrees of Testing – Research and Markets

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Signals
Ahead: Gigabit LTE and 4CCA Benchmark Study”
report to their

Quantifying the Benefits of 3-Carrier CA with Support for up to 1 Gbps
and the World’s First 4-Carrier CA Network

In this Signals Ahead report we provide results from the industry’s
first independent and in-depth analysis of 4CCA and Gigabit LTE. For
this study, we used the Telstra LTE network in Sydney, Australia.

Highlights of the Report include the following:

We tested with the NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 mobile router, configured to
work with 4CCA or in 3CCA mode by locking the device to Band 28 and Band
7 (2 channels). We used a high bandwidth FTP server within the
operator’s network (multi-session) to generate the data traffic.

The KPIs

Although data rates are interesting, and we include them in the report,
we primarily focused on those performance metrics which reflect network
efficiency. In particular, we looked at individual and combined use of
256-QAM and MIMO rank indicator (RI >=3). We included a wealth of other
KPIs and their impact on performance in the study.

The Results

The results for 4CCA were pretty much as anticipated while we were
greatly encouraged by our findings in the 3CCA tests, especially
relative to our earlier studies we have done.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Key Observations

3.0 3-Component Carrier Aggregation (3CCA)

4.0 4-Component Carrier Aggregation (4CCA)

5.0 Test Methodology

6.0 Final Thoughts

7.0 Appendix

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