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Airtel 4G mobile internet users could soon get 500 Mbps down.

Airtel users could soon get download speeds up to 500Mbps, maybe even more, thanks to a new 4G LTE technology currently being tested by the telecom giant. The company, according to a recent report, has conducted a trial of the technology with Swedish gear maker Ericsson and achieved speeds one can only imagine on a fiber-based connection. Airtel users could soon get download speeds up to 500Mbps, maybe even more, thanks to a new 4G LTE technology currently being tested by the telecom giant. The company, according to a recent report, has conducted a trial of the technology with Swedish gear maker Ericsson and achieved speeds one can only imagine on a fiber-based connection. The LTE technology in question is dubbed Licensed Assisted Access or LAA. It uses carrier aggregation in the downlink to combine licensed spectrum with the resources of the unlicensed 5GHz band. This way, users of the technology leverage a combination of the licensed and unlicensed bands and achieve peak data rates both indoors as well as outdoors.The trial marks a major step in 4G evolution, but so far, the companies have not revealed when LTE-LAA would come to the consumers.In this particular case, Airtel used one LTE 5MHz carrier aggregated with three 20MHz carriers of unlicensed spectrum.It employed 4CC carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and 256 QAM technologies with Ericsson’s Radio System to deliver the ultra-fast speeds.