Wednesday, May 3, 2006

QUALCOMM Supports HSUPA with 5.76 Mbps Uplinks

QUALCOMM announced that its Mobile Station Modem MSM7200 chipset will support uplink-intensive wireless services requiring low network latency such as VoIP, push to multimedia for instant sharing of high-quality video and digital images, and richly rendered 3D gaming with multiple players. The MSM7200 solution also supports multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) for the cost-efficient broadcasting of multimedia content over existing UMTS networks.

QUALCOMM's MSM7200 solution for HSUPA/HSDPA/WCDMA and EDGE/GPRS/GSM (EGPRS) is designed to support data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps on the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbps on the uplink for speeds that are faster than wired broadband connections.

"The MSM7200 is broadening the scope of what a mobile handset can do, bringing a new generation of services to the wireless user that converge multiple features of consumer electronics into a single compelling device with new network capabilities making these services possible," said Alex Katouzian, senior director of product management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "We are excited about this next step in the development of wireless capabilities, mobile multimedia and UMTS technology as we look forward to its imminent commercialization."

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