EE’s UK network tests push LTE speeds to 410 Mbps

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U.K. carrier Everything Everywhere has managed to squeeze a 410 Mbps LTE connection out of a 4G trial, generating speeds nearly 50 percent faster than its new souped-up “4G+” network in London. We’re still a couple of years away from such raw speeds in the wild, but these tests show what’s in store for consumers as the mobile industry takes up new LTE-Advanced technologies.

EE had plenty of help from [company]Qualcomm[/company], which builds the cellular modems inside of smartphones and tablets, and its network supplier Huawei. The companies supplied device and network technology that supports a new iteration of the LTE standard called Category 9, which uses a technique called carrier aggregation to bond together LTE transmissions in disparate frequency bands to create a kind of super-connection.

Many carriers around the world already have begun using carrier aggregation to tie together two LTE transmissions, but Category 9 chips will…

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