Globe Telecom launching LTE CA and LTE eMBMS next year
Globe Telecom during the Globe Innovation Forum (GIF) yesterday demoed its LTE- CA (Carrier Aggregation) and LTE eMBMS (enhanced Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service) / LTE Broadcast technologies which will is due for rollout next year.
The latest LTE technologies will enable the telecommunications provider to stay ahead of its customers’ data requirement amid increasing use of bandwidth-intensive applications. LTE CA has an average throughput of around 220 Mbps with a total 20 MHz of spectrum. Earlier tests conducted by Globe last April showed a maximum speed of up to 230 Mbps. On the other hand, LTE eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) provides a more efficient delivery of video and multimedia services over Globe’s LTE network. With LTE eMBMS, users can watch live TV shows on their smartphones and tablets by simply downloading its Live TV apps or use an eMBMS capable device.
“The LTE CA technology would translate to improved data rates and broadband capacity for Globe wireless broadband network and result to high-speed mobile data access. This helps address the demand for data-heavy multimedia applications which are becoming more and more popular. This means that our customers will experience faster data connectivity in areas where this will be implemented as LTE CA becomes commercially available in the near future,” said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Head of Network Technologies Strategy.
“The LTE Broadcast solution addresses such challenge as it enables transmission of live video contents to a large number of users without using huge amount of network resources. The technology enables a more efficient use of a mobile operator’s bandwidth resources, allowing customers to enjoy seamless video services in a wireless communication network,” Estrada said.