Telefónica, Huawei to deploy 4.5G in three cities in Latin America

Telefónica and Huawei have closed a deal to deploy 4.5G technology in Bogotá (Colombia), Monterrey (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). This way, the telecommunications company looks to meet the growing demand for mobile video, as well as online games.
In this evolution to 4.5G, Telefónica is introducing 4×4 MIMO, 3x Carrier Aggregation (CA), 256-QAM and CloudAIR (Huawei’s proprietary technology) into its networks.
According to the company, the 4.5G Evolution in the dense areas of these cities, which are flooded with massive amounts of data, will enhance mobile network capacity and performance, offering the ultimate user experience. With this technology, a downlink peak throughput up to 1Gbps can be achieved in the commercial network. Telefónica plans to assess on 4.5G network technology firstly in the next few months within these selected cities to later consider 4.5G evolution as well in other countries in 2018.
In addition, 4.5G Evolution will also enable new mobile services for Telefónica, such as HD video, WTTx, cellular IoT, critical communications as well as other new mobile services.