Virgin Media Tests LTE Services in Two UK Cities

UK based Virgin Media Business says that it has successfully trialed LTE enabled small cell technology in Newcastle and Bristol, delivering data speeds of up to 90Mb/s.

The trials proved that the signal is strong enough to reach into most buildings without interrupting user experience meaning that small cells could provide an answer to the rapidly accelerating demand for mobile broadband in urban areas.

Real Wireless, an independent research company, carried out an in-depth analysis of the performance and validity of the LTE small cells trial.

Kevin Baughan, director of wireless, Virgin Media Business said: “We’re incredibly excited to be at the very forefront of small cell radio access network trials. In the future, cities will demand even faster connectivity and with mobile broadband set for explosive growth, small cells are offering a way forward that will rise to the challenge of superfast connectivity on the move.”

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