The first commercial Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology has been deployed in Russia, resulting in Gigabit LTE peak download speeds. The LAA commercial rollout was part of an agreement signed by MTS, a Russian operator, and Ericsson in 2017 to upgrade MTS network with Ericsson Radio System and core network solutions and Qualcomm Technologies
Delivering Gigabit LTE speeds, this is the first commercial LAA rollout in the region and is part of the agreement entered by MTS and Ericsson in 2017 to upgrade the MTS network with Ericsson Radio System and core network solutions and prepare for 5G and IoT.
LAA provides access to additional unlicensed frequencies to operators. With this milestone, MTS has surpassed its previous 700 Mbps speed record, enabling the service provider to take the next step in turning its mobile infrastructure into gigabit-capable.