With Quad Band 256 QAM technology, Bell Mobility network now capable of download speeds up to 750 Mbps
MONTRÉAL, April 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced its award-winning LTE wireless network is now the first in North America capable of delivering Quad Band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) service, offering customers access to the fastest mobile data speeds available. With the addition of 256 QAM technology, Bell is ready to deliver broadband speed of up to 750 Megabits per second.
"Bell has built a strong reputation for leading innovation in Canadian broadband communications, enabled by a great team and the highest levels of investment in network infrastructure and Canadian R&D," said Stephen Howe, Bell's Chief Technology Officer. "Bell delivered North America's first Tri Band LTE-A mobile service in 2015, and we're proud to announce today that we're first to successfully implement not only Quad Band LTE-A but also the further 256 QAM enhancements that take Canadian mobile speeds to unparalleled new levels."
Also known as 4-carrier aggregation, Quad Band technology leverages multiple bands of wireless spectrum to boost top Tri Band LTE-A mobile data speeds from 335 Megabits per second (expected average download speeds of 12 to 100 Mbps) to 550 Mbps (expected average 18 to 150 Mbps). Combined with enhanced 256 QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) technology, Bell's Quad Band LTE-A network can now deliver mobile data speeds of up to 750 Mbps, with expected average speeds of 22 to 174 Mbps.