Nokia Siemens Networks and LG Electronics have recently completed the tests of LTE data transfers, reaching a downlink rate of 100 Mbps, the max speed for a Class 3 LTE terminal. Such devices are expected to be launched commercially later in 2010, thus spawning commercial use of LTE connectivity.
This process involved making a call by using Nokia Siemens Networks’ LTE radio equipment, among which there’s the Flexi Multiradio Base Station and its Evolved Packet Core network elements. LG Electronics provided a pre-commercial LTE USB modem. The speed record comes after the November 2009 announcement, saying that the two companies completed the first end-to-end LTE interoperability tests in the 2100 MHz frequency band.
Aside from the tests in its labs, Nokia Siemens Networks performs real life tests by using LG’s terminals in the Espoo area of Finland.