Qualcomm technologies and Ericsson completed 5gsa carrier aggregation test at Ericsson laboratory in Beijing, China. In the test, the peak connection speed of 2.5Gbps is achieved by aggregating 100MHz + 60MHz of 2.5GHz (n41) TDD band in 70% downlink configuration and using 4x4mio.
In addition, in Sweden, the two sides successfully completed 5gsa carrier aggregation data call by combining 20MHz of 600MHz (n71) FDD band and 100MHz of 2.5GHz (n41) TDD band.
The above two achievements are based on the 5g equipment of Ericsson radio system product portfolio and equipped with Qualcomm? Dragon? The 5g test terminal in smart phone form of x605g modem and RF system shows that both sides are ready to provide large-scale deployment of 5g carrier aggregation technology to operators, terminal manufacturers and wider mobile ecosystem in 2021, so as to help comprehensively improve the 5g experience.
Pernarvinger, head of Ericsson regional network products, said: as 5g expands its coverage from early urban deployment to a wider area, we are pleased to join hands with Qualcomm technologies to lead 5g carrier aggregation innovation. 5g carrier aggregation will become the key technology to extend 5g coverage in medium and high frequency band, supporting faster data speed and stronger performance. We expect the deployment of the first 5g carrier aggregation technology by the end of 2020 and continue to expand in 2021.
Qualcomm technologies has begun to provide the snapdragon X60 prototypes, and it is expected that the top commercial smartphones with this new modem and RF system will be available in early 2021. For more information, please visit the product page of snapdragon X60 modem and RF system. Ericsson will provide a commercial version of the 5gnr carrier aggregation solution in the fourth quarter of this year.