LTE speeds have been an area of great improvements recently. We have just heard news of Category 9 LTE recently being tested out but now, there is already news on Category 10 LTE.
Recent reports cite an announcement from both Qualcomm and Ericsson, claming that they have achieved Cat 10 LTE speeds of 450Mbps and upload speeds of 100Mbps with their latest hardware. Qualcomm attained these speeds using their fifth generation LTE multimode solution, a system consisting of its Gobi 9×45 modem, the first modem with Cat 10 LTE support, and the second generation RF360 Envelope Tracker.
These speeds are achieved through carrier aggregation, a process that combines signals over multiple frequency bands to effectively increase bandwidth. In Qualcomm’s Gobi 9×45, it does so using three 60MHz carrier aggregated downlink connections and two 40 MHz uplinks. Ericsson was involved in this test by providing the necessary infrastructure, through its RBS 6000 family of base stations, to test out the new system. However, these tests were conducted at short distances, which is not representative of how it will work in the real world, that is until the technology catches up.
Category 10 LTE is definitely a step up from the current standards in download and upload speeds of mobile devices, and with Qualcomm’s current networking products currently sampling with customers, we may get to experience it in 2015 in one of the many Snapdragon SoC’s.
Source: Android Authority