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Nokia jumps the on 600 MHz LTE networks

The final round of the FCC’s 600 MHz auction, in which specific chunks of spectrum are allocated to winning bidders, is coming to a close, and the winners will soon be known. In anticipation of the new contracts which can flow from new spectrum, Nokia is claiming to have placed the first pre-standard LTE call in the 600 MHz band. The call was conducted using existing commercially available hardware, including Nokia’s LTE eNodeB, said the firm, working with test devices. The trial was run in 20 MHz channel, with four-way uplink receive diversity, 4×4 MIMO, and 256 QAM to achieve a maximum throughput of 387Mbps. Although some operators have said they will save 600 MHz for 5G roll-outs, since there…

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