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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Signals Ahead! LTE Advanced Network Drive Test - Gangnam Style! (As the Carrier Aggregation World Turns)

[March 14, 2014]

Research and Markets: Signals Ahead! LTE Advanced Network Drive Test - Gangnam Style! (As the Carrier Aggregation World Turns)

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/32csrl/signals_ahead!) has announced the addition of the "Signals Ahead! LTE Advanced Network Drive Test - Gangnam Style! (As the Carrier Aggregation World Turns)" report to their offering.

This research report is the first in-depth independent analysis of LTE (News - Alert) Advanced Carrier Aggregation. This effort would not have been possible without the support of Accuver, who provided us with access to its XCAL data collection tool and its XCAP post-processing software. We have used the solution numerous times over the last several years so we are very accustomed to using it, although we do stumble upon new caabilities and features each time we use it. In our most recent benchmark studies, including LTE TDD in Tokyo and LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation in Seoul, the solution's ability to support recently introduced technology features, including Category 4 chipsets and Carrier Aggregation, proved to be invaluable.


For the LTE Advanced testing we also used Spirent Communications' (News - Alert) Datum solution, which it inherited when it acquired Metrico Wireless. We used Datum for some of the user experience tests that we conducted. We've used the tool in the past, including for a multi-network benchmark study that was commissioned by a major operator - Datum was the operator's preferred solution for the study.

After spending five days in Seoul testing LTE Advanced we are forever tainted and our expectations for what we consider to be great network performance have been raised to an unattainable level. To put things into perspective, the average downlink throughput during all of the testing was more than three orders of magnitude higher than what operators advertised a little more than a decade ago.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Key Observations and Conclusions

3. Downlink Drive Tests - Detailed Analysis and Commentary

4. Uplink Drive Tests - Detailed Analysis and Commentary

5. User Experience Tests - Detailed Analysis and Commentary

6. Test Methodology

7. Final Thoughts

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/32csrl/signals_ahead!.


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