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Nokia Networks, StarHub showcase LTE-Advanced at 600Mbps using 4X4 MIMO technology

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  • Southeast Asia's first 4X4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) trial to demonstrate 600Mbps data transmission speeds
  • Nokia Networks underscores industry-leading capabilities in MIMO and LTE-Advanced in joint trial with StarHub
  • Reaffirms commitment to boost network performance  through next-generation technology

Singapore - 27 May 2015

Marking a Southeast Asia-first milestone, Singapore's second-largest mobile operator, StarHub, today successfully demonstrated 600Mbps peak download speeds using Nokia Networks' 4X4 MIMO technology with LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation in a technical trial conducted at its headquarters. Future mobile networks will need to use massive MIMO technologies to address hundreds of thousands of data applications sharing the same network, each with its own requirements.

The 600Mbps data transmission speeds were achieved through combined 4x4 MIMO technology, along with Carrier Aggregation, to reach LTE-Advanced data speeds.

In addition, StarHub and Nokia Networks have successfully tested 3-band carrier aggregation using a commercial mobile device. The successful trials of 4x4 MIMO and multiband carrier aggregation pave the way towards even faster mobile broadband in future.

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Brief summary of Nokia Networks' solutions implemented to enable the trial:

  • Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station with LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation
  • LTE-Advanced 4X4 MIMO technology that doubles download speeds using four transmit and four receive antennas for communication between a mobile device and the base station 
  • The company's experienced network implementation personnel supported the trial

Mock Pak Lum, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub, said: "4G is still on the evolution path, and we are readying ourselves to meet the ever-growing demand for bandwidth-heavy applications and services on faster, more advanced smartphones. Through this demonstration of our LTE-Advanced capabilities, we want to reiterate our focus on leveraging latest technologies to provide our customers with the best possible service experience."

Ray Owen, Head of Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Networks, said: "The demand for data continues to peak, even as operators evolve their networks to address the related opportunities and challenges. With this trial, we have proven that our technology is suitably equipped to help StarHub in coping with the forthcoming data deluge, a scenario wherein networks have to be ready to deal with download demands of gigabytes per person per day."

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TAGS: Carrier Aggregation, LTE, LTE-A, LTE-Advanced, MIMO, StarHub, Nokia Networks

About StarHub
StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore's fibre-based Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans, as well as commercial and residential IPTV services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.Visit for more information.

About Nokia
By focusing on the human possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people thrive. Our three businesses are leaders in their fields. Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure software and services, HERE provides mapping, navigation and location intelligence, and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and licensing.

Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.

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