Thursday, November 3, 2005

NEC Tests HSDPA with Vodafone in Japan

NEC completed field trials of its High Speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA) platform with Vodafone K.K. in Japan. During the trial, Node-Bs and radio network controllers (RNC) based on NEC's HSDPA were tested, including high-speed Internet access among HSDPA-based 3G mobile terminals, consecutive data transmission and handover in a HSDPA service environment and flexible and variable change in transmission speed.

"The success of this trial highlights NEC's confidence in the performance of its commercial HSDPA system. Delivery of our HSDPA to commercial networks worldwide will begin this autumn. We also intend to carry out operation trials in Europe and Asia through the cooperation of local mobile operators to ensure its successful spread." said Ryuichi Takanohashi, General Manager of Mobile Solutions Operations Unit.

NEC's HSDPA system is jointly developed by NEC and Siemens. The companies said that over 90% of the world's 3G subscribers are
currently communicating with 3G network technology provided by Siemens/NEC.