LTE Advanced is the next major milestone in the evolution of LTE and is a crucial solution for addressing the anticipated 1000x increase in mobile data. It incorporates multiple dimensions of enhancements including the aggregation of carriers, advanced antenna techniques. But most of the gain comes from optimizing HetNets, resulting in better performance from small cells. Qualcomm Technologies has prototyped and demonstrated the benefits of LTE Advanced HetNets at many global events.
The first step of LTE Advanced—Carrier Aggregation, was commercially launched in June 2013. It was powered by Qualcomm Technologies' third generation Gobi modems, integrated into Snapdragon 800 solutions.
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