EE and Qualcomm achieve 5G spectrum aggregation

British mobile operator EE says it is the first European network to combine seven spectrum carriers and achieve speeds up to 2.2 Gbps.

EE combined a total of 170 MHz of spectrum to deliver 5G at once. The operator says it expects real-world speeds of over 1.7 Gbps using this new aggregation technology.

EE says it used five 4G (LTE) bands in conjunction with two 5G spectrum bands. A mobile test device running a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and radio was used in the test.

EE says it will begin rolling out this technology this year. The operator says the technology will be supported by the next generation of smartphones.

Subscribe to our mailing list