Sprint continues 3-channel carrier aggregation tests

Sprint (NYSE: S) has continued its device testing of three-channel carrier aggregation, the company said.

The company said it has reached peak speeds of 275 mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the LG G5, a device on the market to support the functionality. Sprint is independently testing three-channel carrier aggregation in its labs to evaluate overall performance, speed, and reliability as it prepares for LTE Plus network deployment.

Carrier aggregation is an LTE-Advanced feature that bonds together bands of spectrum to create wider channels and produce more capacity and faster speeds on capable devices. Essentially it creates a wider lane that allows more data traffic to travel at higher rates.

Sprint is a communications services company that served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016 and develops, engineers and deploys technologies, and no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile and Assurance Wireless.