Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it has completed the first test global multi-site users on LTE in an urban environment. It took place in Berlin, using 20 MHz of bandwidth in the 2.6 GHz band. The test, says the group has achieved with LTE "speeds of over 100 Mbps over distances of several hundred meters, and without close down urban mobile antenna.
Enough to achieve the goal set by Nokia Siemens Networks to connect 5 billion people by 2015, according to Stephan Scholz, CTO's. "We now have evidence that future LTE networks can exploit the existing base stations, mobile operators without having to install new antennas," said Matthias Reiss, head of LTE in CSN.