T-Mobile took a drive to test transmission of data using a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network.
Over a 2.5-mile course driving between two of the operator’s buildings in Bonn, Germany, T-Mobile sustained data transmission without any dropped calls or quality compromises even as it handed off the calls. The field trial achieved data rates of up to 170 Mbps for downloads and up to 50 Mbps for uploads, according to Reuters.
Nortel provided the network equipment and LG Electronics supplied the handsets.
T-Mobile plans to next test applications that require high bandwidth and in which latency would present an issue. These include mobile TV and gaming.