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What is Cat 6 LTE 4G

LTE -A version will come packing a Cat 6 LTE antenna , which can access 4G on the higher frequency 2.6GHz band. That means download speeds of up to 300Mbps, twice as fast as the original Cat 4 previous smartphone that was launched last year.

Not all LTE is created equal. To answer the future demands of networks, LTE Advanced (LTE-A) was created. LTE-A is capable of faster data speeds, enhanced antenna techniques and other improvements. The end result is an LTE standard that offers support for more users and offers faster data speeds. LTE Advanced Category 6, the latest iteration, is based on broadband carrier aggregation.

Essentially, a device with Category 6 carrier aggregation will look at the swath of available spectrum (or carriers), and pull together two of those disparate bands into a single, much wider (up to 40 MHz) and faster connection.

Such speeds, were they available on EE, or any other network today, could only be accessed on phones, tablets and mobile broadband dongles with a Cat (Category) 6 antenna.

Cat 6 devices connect to two spectrum bands at once, aggregating both to give faster download speeds. Phones like the Huawei Ascend P2, LG Nexus 5, and Apple’s recently announced iPhone 6 all have Cat 4 radios, which can only connect to one band at a time and give you a top 4G download speed of 150Mbps.

If you have the newer Cat 6 Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy s6 - edge ), you’ll be able to connect to both the 1800MHz and 2.6GHz bands together, doubling the speeds you’re getting.
-which can provide, in theory, a top download speed of 300Mbps.

With such terminology it’s perhaps best to think of these bands as lanes on a motorway. The inside 1800MHz lane is wheremost of EE’s 4G services currently sit. Top download speeds possible right now are 150Mbps, but the heavy traffic in this lane means people only get around 20-30Mbps Max of 42Mbps.

Once that faster 2.6GHz outer lane on EE’s autobahn opens up, customers with 4G phones capable of tapping into those frequencies will move into this outer lane, freeing up more space in both lanes.

 SMART -The First operator  launched LTE-Advanced in Mandaluyong,Philippines.

The operator trialed LTE-Advanced with Chinese vendor Huawei and combined 2.1GHz spectrum and 1.80GHz spectrum bands and achieves 200 Mbit/s.

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