Cobham Wireless predicts increased focus on network densification in 2016. Universal cellular coverage is now seen as a utility, with consumers expecting the full range of services to be available wherever they are.
UK-based Cobham Wireless announced that its TM500 network test system now supports the validation of 4G networks and base stations using carrier aggregation of up to five individual component carriers (5CC).
Infrastructure customers have had the benefit of being able to use the TM500 to develop and test LTE-A carrier aggregation since 2012, with 3CC support being added in 2014 and 4CC functionality added in 2015.
Cobham Wireless has updated its TM500 network test system so that it now supports the validation of 4G networks and base stations using carrier aggregation of up to five individual component carriers, 5CC.
Cobham Wireless continues to lead the field in providing the tools for leading network infrastructure vendors and operators to roll out the high bandwidth and high speed services promised by successive 3GPP LTE-A releases.
Aggregating bandwidth from five spectrum blocks allows mobile operators to achieve download data rates of up to 1 Gbps, as demonstrated recently by Telstra and Ericsson in a live LTE-A network in Australia.