Abstract: To alleviate the problem of scarce spectrum resources and meet the ever-increasing of mobile broadband data traffic demands, Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)-Long Term Evolution (LTE), operating in the unlicensed spectrum, is a promising solution. Considering that the unlicensed spectrum is shared by a few incumbent systems, such as IEEE 802.11 (i.e., WiFi), one main target is to guarantee the friendly and harmonious coexistence of LTE with other wireless systems in the unlicensed spectrum. Both listen-before-talk (LBT) and duty cycle methods are regarded as effective ways to solve the coexistence problem in academia and industry so far. Although there are a large number of theoretical researches on LTE in unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U), field trail results are still lacking. In this paper, an experimental testing platform is deployed to model the realistic environment. This paper focuses on three aspects. First, a typical indoor field trial scenario in 5.8 GHz unlicensed bands is deployed, and the performance of LTE-U and WiFi, including coverage and capacity, is evaluated. Specifically, a methodology to determine the proper clear channel assessment energy detection (CCA-ED) threshold for LTE-U is proposed to implement the friendly coexistence between LTE-U and WiFi systems. Second, supplementary downlink (SDL) and Cell ON/OFF mechanisms are investigated to verify the fair coexistence between LAA and WiFi in the unlicensed spectrum. Third, the Enhanced Cell ON/OFF scheme, which introduces Clear to Send (CTS)-to-Self (CTS2S) message, is discussed and evaluated. Based on the built testbed, we obtain threefold conclusions. First of all, introducing LTE into unlicensed spectrums can greatly improve the spectrum efficiency and optimize wireless resources. Furthermore, test results and analyses show that a proper CCA-ED threshold is necessary for coexisting friendly and fairly among different systems, and experiments are also provided to validate the feasibility of the suggested method in various scenarios. Second, experimental results show that SDL mechanism guarantees relatively friendly and harmonious coexistence between LAA and WiFi only in the sparse scenario, while basic Cell ON/OFF mechanism is more effective to ensure coexistence between LAA and WiFi than the SDL. Finally, with the introduction of CTS2S message, the Enhanced Cell ON/OFF scheme is able to achieve more peaceful coexistence between LTE and WiFi users employed in the same bands compared with the Basic Cell ON/OFF scheme.