Jazz has taken the lead again to be industry first to launch 256 QAM modulation scheme for 4G technology high end phones enabling them to exploit better speeds with efficient spectrum utilization. Giving the perspective, 4G technology boasts several modulation scheme with low to high efficiency dependent on better network coverage & handset capability but thanks to latest development on the technology side coupled with onset of capable handset chipset, all Category 11 & above handsets ( e.g, Iphone7 & above, Samsung S8 and above, Samsung Note 7 & above, Huawei P9 & above, Huawei Mate 9 & above) are now capable of exploiting the real potential of 4G spectrum giving them further improvement in speeds & throughputs through 256 QAM. Lahore, the heartland of Pakistan boasting the highest number of high end handsets was the first to witness the launch of 256 QAM while Karachi, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Hyderabad & the major cities are planned next in the coming weeks. The initial results suggest up to 130 Mbps throughput depending on satisfactory radio conditions & handset capability – ~33% improvement over 64 QAM & further 200%+ over the 16QAM.
It is a great milestone for Jazz showing the commitment to cater the relentless & ever growing data needs of its subscribers with state of the art processes while over & again establishing itself at the forefront of innovative solutions to go extra mile.