Sunday, January 1, 2006

Nortel Achieves HSDPA Rates of 3.6 Mbps

Nortel and Option have completed live HSDPA data card calls at rates of 3.6 Mbps. The test calls were carried out on commercial HSDPA network equipment at Nortel's research campus in Chateaufort, France.

The series of calls are the first data card calls to demonstrate downlink speed of 3.6 Mbps, at HSDPA category 6 using 16 QAM modulation. A laptop fitted with an Option 3.6 HSDPA datacard based on QUALCOMM core MSM 6280 technology and commercial HSDPA network equipment from Nortel were used to achieve the download speeds.

The calls included successful 'real-world' tests with a laptop placed in a moving vehicle to illustrate the suitability of mobile wireless broadband for high quality, live TV, High Definition video on demand, MP3 download as well as new applications for the mobile workforce.