3-component-carriers capability added to LTE-A test systems

April 25, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Aeroflex’ TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile and the E500 Capacity Test System now both support the aggregation of three component carriers (3 CC). Carrier aggregation of 3 CC allows mobile network operators to achieve data rates of up to 450 Mbit/sec on their LTE-A networks.

3 CC carrier aggregation enables network operators with limited contiguous frequency allocations to maximise 4G data speeds by combining these spectrum bands. The E500 Capacity Test system is in use by leading network operators to prove that new network features such as 3 CC aggregation fully deliver as promised on their network, enabling them to offer the best possible user experience to their subscribers.

Aeroflex’s TM500 infrastructure users have been able to develop and test LTE-A carrier aggregation for over two years. Now for the first time they can do this with three component carriers, allowing mobile operators to accelerate the time-to-market of 3 CC services for LTE-A subscribers.