In order to meet the uplink and downlink throughput targets for LTE-Advanced mandated by 3GPP, more than 20 MHz of bandwidth is required in each direction. However, finding sufficient contiguous spectrum is not an option for most operators deploying LTE. Carrier Aggregation is the answer to this problem, but supporting these features introduces new challenges.
Spirent test solutions for mobile devices, wireless networks, and wireless services help accelerate the development of new technologies like Carrier Aggregation and ensure they meet customer expectations when commercially launched.
Here are some links for more information on Spirent Carrier Aggregation solutions:
o Carrier Aggregation white paper -- http://www.spirent.com/White-Papers/Mobile/LTE-Advanced_Carrier-Aggregation_Whitepaper
o Carrier Aggregation webinar -- http://www.spirent.com/OnDemand/Devices_and_Equipment/LTE_Advanced_and_Carrier_Aggregation
o Video with CS8 software demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d33as5OO_B4