KPN offers 4G + in seven Dutch cities




KPN has been faster variant of 4g, 4g + activated in seven Dutch cities. So says the provider at Tweakers. In the course of the year, customers in more cities must be given access to the faster 4G variant.

KPN 4g + now in the air in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Groningen, Eindhoven and Tilburg, says the provider in a statement against Tweakers. With 4g + retrieve users, in theory, download speeds of up to 225Mbit / s, although the speeds are much lower in practice.

The provider began last September in The Hague 4g +. What KPN 4g + calls is part of LTE-advanced, an extension of the current LTE, which is used as a synonym for 4g. The speed of 225Mbit / s arises from the combination of six frequency blocks of 5MHz, each of which can deliver a speed of 37,5Mbit / s. Those six frequency blocks may in contrast to the current form of carrier aggregation are on different frequency bands. KPN uses the 800 MHz band, and adds the 1800MHz band to it. That only happens in places where the need for more bandwidth, for example because it is busier, as in cities.

Besides KPN, Vodafone busy commissioning of 4g +. That provider would already in many more cities have coverage. To use 4G +, customers of both providers need a compatible device. The iPhone 6 can not handle 4g ​​+, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and S6, and other new high-end appliances in many cases.



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