The Vodafone LTE mobile network, accelerated by carrier aggregation and 256-QA modulation at speeds up to 500 Mbps, can now use a total of seven terminals in Germany. New additions are the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus.
As announced today by Vodafone, Huawei’s two top-of-the-line smartphones are now also capable of up to 500 Mbps in the downstream of the LTE mobile network. Previously, this was already possible with the Sony Xperia XZ (test), Xperia XZ Premium (test), Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + (test) as well as the HTC U11 (test). P10 and P10 Plus are equipped with the Kirin SoC 960, whose LTE modem supports up to 600 Mbps downlink and up to 100 Mbps uplink.
In order to reach the 500 Mbit / s, Vodafone aggregates frequency blocks from the bands with 800, 1.800 and 2.600 MHz. The half gigabit per second can currently be reached in eleven German cities, by the end of the year it should be 30. Most recently the expansion in the Westphalian Hamm began. In addition, the top speed is achieved in the first areas in Dresden, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Coswig, Erfurt, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Cottbus, Moers and Remscheid.