/>
X

Long-term evolution broadband takes super-fast ride

Network and telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei showed off long-term evolution mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai
josh-taylor2.jpg
By Josh Taylor, Contributor on
huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain1.jpg
1 of 11 Josh Taylor

Representatives from network and telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei last week demonstrated the company's long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai.

The promotional shot (pictured) of the Maglev train at Huawei's Shanghai campus.

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain2.jpg
2 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

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

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain4.jpg
3 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

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

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain5.jpg
4 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

A Huawei LTE dongle on display at the Shanghai campus.

Photo credit: Josh Taylor

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain6.jpg
5 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

Passengers board the Maglev train.

Photo credit: Josh Taylor

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain7.jpg
6 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

The Maglev train reaching maximum speed while connected to the LTE network.

Photo credit: Josh Taylor

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain8.jpg
7 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

As the train begins to depart, the connection to the LTE network maintains an average speed of around 46Mbps.

Photo credit: Josh Taylor

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain9.jpg
8 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

As the train reaches its maximum speed of 430km/h, the connection is maintained with very few drop-outs. However, as another train passed by, there was a drop-out during the demonstration.

Photo credit: Josh Taylor

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain10.jpg
9 of 11 Josh Taylor/ZDNET

The LTE dongle uses a SIM card similar to 3G and 2G in mobile phones.

Photo credit: Josh Taylor

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain11.jpg
10 of 11 Josh Taylor

The LTE dongle connected to the testing laptop at Pudong station.

huaweibroadbandsmaglevtrain12.jpg
11 of 11 Josh Taylor

At maximum speed, the connection is maintained at an average of 36Mbps.

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza
img-8825

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza

26 Photos
A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex
img-9792-2

Related Galleries

A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex

22 Photos
Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos