Thursday, March 30, 2006

Nortel and QUALCOMM Test 7.2 Mbps HSDPA Call

Nortel and QUALCOMM successfully achieved the industry's first 7.2 Mbps HSDPA mobile data calls. The initial series of pre-commercial category 8 HSDPA data calls used test terminals based on QUALCOMM's Mobile Station Modem MSM6280 solution and HSDPA network equipment from Nortel.

The calls covered frequencies in all commercially available UMTS spectrum currently used by mobile operators throughout the world. The 2100MHz spectrum is the basis for most European 3G networks and the 850MHz spectrum is now in use for new UMTS networks in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. As spectrum at 900MHz is expanded for UMTS services, Nortel believes this can also become an important part of European HSDPA roll out.