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  • 26 January, 2010

LTE did reach 45 Mpbs downlink, 4G will be worth it !

Last week we heard of some dissapointing results of the first tests of LTE (reached “only” 12 Mbps instead of the “promised” 50 Mbps or so), but it turns out that’s all they were, first tests.

Read below the update from Northstream who performed the additional tests:

We have continued our live testing of LTE over the weekend and today, and we have tried it on buses and in cars and in other places in the city, indoor and outdoor, and we’re happy to say that we experience data rates above 25 Mbps more often than below, and we’ve reached 45 Mpbs downlink on some occasions.

So to conclude, we would like to emphasise that we do not claim that our test methods are very scientific. Our results should preferably not be interpreted as such either. That time will come, and rest assured we will be there, but for now we’re just trying out the service as “simple users” and we’re impressed it works, encouraged by the bitrates we are now measuring and convinced that in due course early flaws will be corrected.

We intend to continue our trials throughout the week and onwards, and will regularly report on our experiences and findings, all for the good of the industry’s strive to keep on improving!