Qualcomm and Ericsson Run a Demo of LTE-U in China


Published Date : Sep 25, 2015

The 5G with a breakthrough in one enabling technology has been paved by Qualcomm and Ericsson. This technologically advanced system now involves taking the unlicensed spectrum used by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and uses it for 5G purpose, particularly in indoor networks. 

 The chip market in collaboration with the equipment vendor together demonstrated the LTE-unlicensed services. This can harness both unlicensed and licensed parts of the 5 Ghz spectrum to support a data throughout 300 Mbps. 

China was the hub of the demonstration. The country uses second-generation multi-band and standard indoor picocell base station and a Wi-Fi support further equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. 

The launch of the LTE-U took the breakthrough much forward than expected. The advanced technology that has the capability to improve the mobile data speeds and reduce network congestion is resolved through a unified network. 

This technology now allows carriers to boost the licensed an unlicensed bands, which could further empower mobile telcos to cater for large volumes of indoor data traffic. The licensed spectrum is normally utilized by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies. LTE-U is expected to colonize the unlicensed band to offer better 5G networks on incremental capacity. It could improve the indoor coverage, providing smartphones better app experiences.  

 Ericsson commented that LTE-U is planning to incorporate the fair sharing of the 5Ghz band to adjust the conventional Wi-Fi users. These services are achieved through LTE-U’s secondary cell feature, which senses interference in the neighboring environment. It further aims to cater fair access to the unlicensed spectrum. The company claims that it can install and go live within minutes with tablet-sized footprints. The aggregator will enhance in Ericsson’s small cell portfolio at the beginning of the fourth quarter 2015.