Carrier Aggregation?

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Does Telus/Koodo have Carrier Aggregation support?
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I've never heard of this term gd6noob, can you explain and maybe I'll be able to answer your question on whether or not Koodo provides this?
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Using LTE Advanced carrier aggregation, it is possible to utilise more than one carrier and in this way increase the overall transmission bandwidth. These channels or carriers may be in contiguous elements of the spectrum, or they may be in different bands. Spectrum availability is a key issue for 4G LTE.
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http://mobilesyrup.com/2014/10/24/rog...


Apparently it's used for very fast LTE speeds or something along those lines. I found this page on the Telus neighborhood but not much else:
https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source...
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hmm... so does telus have it activated?
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I think so but I'm not sure. Maybe they do, from what I read.
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Just found some more info

"Canadians also can look forward to a nice bump in terms of network performance from the Galaxy S7 edge. Supporting theoretical speeds of 450 megabits per second, the takeaway here is that the S7 edge is highly optimized for tri-carrier aggregation, which is currently in use by Bell and Telus. This usually shows itself in a combination of Band 2, Band 4 and Band 17, with an end result in the range of 100 to 120 megabits per second down and 15 to 35 megabits up."
http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-review-canadian-perspective
Its about mid way down the article
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Rogers was the first to deploy LTE-A back in April of 2014 and utilizes carrier aggregation. This after the big three entered bidding wars for the much sought after 700 MHz spectrum, or Band 17. I have seen LTE+ displayed in the notification area from time to time on my BB Priv, which represents LTE-A.

The Priv sees LTE+ for a few seconds and drops back to LTE. I'm not in the strongest of LTE coverage areas to begin with and therefore cannot confirm whether TELUS has fully deployed LTE-A or not. Maybe others will chime in with LTE-A or LTE+ signal reports.

Side note, Koodo carries a number of LTE-A compatible smartphones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...
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Oh then Koodo must have it because I've noticed LTE + on my device a few times recently as well as the wife's phone. I Don't use much data maybe a GB each month so really don't care about speed of it as long as I have a solid connection I'm good, I mean I'm not sure why ppl care about a page loading in 1.5 seconds as opposed to 2 seconds but I guess there are some that do.
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Does it stay fixed on LTE+ or does it drop back to LTE, Paul? I use Wi-Fi wherever possible and I usually have the network type set to WCDMA only. I don't mind if pages load a little slower either.
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Most of the time it doesnt really matter... but its when your in a hurry to get info before you gotta go... thats when it counts... its like waiting for an eternity... lol

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