Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Alcatel and Novatel Wireless Partner on HSDPA

Alcatel and Novatel Wireless have completed interoperability tests between Alcatel Evolium radio access infrastructure and the Novatel Wireless' Merlin U740 Wireless PC Card Modem, paving the way for mobile operators to undertake live HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) field introductions. Alcatel has already completed HSDPA interoperability tests between its Evolium radio access infrastructure and QUALCOMM's Mobile Station Modem chipset. This chipset was integrated by Novatel Wireless to expand its portfolio of multi-standard Merlin Wireless PC Card Modems to HSDPA.

HSDPA will support downlink speeds of 14Mbps (maximum value according to standards).

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