Long-term evolution broadband takes super-fast ride

Long-term evolution broadband takes super-fast ride

Summary: Network and telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei showed off long-term evolution mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai

TOPICS: Broadband, Mobility

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  • The train runs on a magnetic levitation track that stretches for 31km from the centre of Pudong out to Pudong International Airport. The train reaches a maximum speed of 431km/h with an average speed of 251km/h and a trip from end to end takes approximately seven minutes and 20 seconds.

    Photo credit: Josh Taylor

  • Huawei boasts that the LTE network installed along the track will give passengers maximum uplink speeds of 50Mbps with a 99.5 percent successful handover rate between cells.

    Photo credit: Josh Taylor

  • A Huawei LTE dongle on display at the Shanghai campus.

    Photo credit: Josh Taylor

Topics: Broadband, Mobility


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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