Will Next-Gen LTE Manage 30Gbps Speed?

LTE data connections are blisteringly fast — at least, if you can get a signal — but that doesn't mean researchers aren't already developing next-generation systems. Now, apparently Huawei has developed a new version of LTE capable of data rates peaking at a jaw-dropping 30Gbps.

According to IT Wire, Huawei has "recently introduced... Beyond LTE technology, which significantly increases peak rates to 30Gbps — over 20 times faster than existing commercial LTE networks." It claims to have managed that with new antenna designs, better software, and multi-user sharing technology.

Current LTE architecture uses a 20MHz bandwidth and promises a maximum downstream data rate of 300Mbps, but Huawei must be using greater bandwidths to see such a massive jump in speed. That, of course, would make rolling out such a system commercially a major headache. But: 30Gbps. Sadly there's no word on when — or if — this will become a commercial reality. [IT Wire]

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