Welcome the KT LTE-H, LTE and Wi-Fi Combination!
A telecommunication company that is based in the South Korea, the Korea Telecom (KT), has successfully managed to build a new networking infrastructure. This new infrastructure is the result of collaboration among KT, Qualcomm and Samsung. According to recent reports, this new technology will be demonstrated during the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, which is going to take place in Barcelona, Spain, next week.
This latest network infrastructure is known as the LTE-H, or the HetNet. Basically, it combines the 5G Wi-Fi network with the 4G LTE-A network. This enables users of the infrastructure to use two networks, Wi-Fi and LTE, at the same time. As a result, users can expect a data transfer rate of 600 Mbps. Wow, now that is awesome, isn’t it?!
It is reported that the LTE transmitter will have direct control over the Wi-Fi network, providing a more efficient alternative than the currently available networking solutions. The transmitter will monitor the signal strength between the Wi-Fi network and a mobile device, guaranteeing a stable and fluid connection.
Unfortunately, this technology will not become a reality until at least the oncoming 2016. Then, when the year 2016 finally comes, the LTE-H network will only be available in the South Korea alone. So, it may still take quite some time before the rest of the world can enjoy the technology as well.
Besides the aforementioned technology, KT will also introduce the CA LTE-U networking technology at the upcoming MWC event. This is a Wi-Fi networking infrastructure with a 5GHz frequency band aggregated with the LTE network.
Speaking of the LTE – which stands for Long Term Evaluation – network, it has now become the high-speed wireless communication standard used on smartphones and plenty of other gadgets. However, up to the present time, LTE is still mainly used in advanced countries, including the South Korea. A total of 62% of the population in this country is using the LTE technology.
Thursday, February 26, 2015