Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Ericsson to Supply HSPA-enabled 3G Net in Argentina

Argentina's Personal selected Ericsson to build an HSPA-enabled 3G network while expanding and modernizing its existing network with a Mobile Softswitch solution. Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide new 3G/HSPA core and radio networks, including the Mobile Softswitch. Ericsson will also be the prime-integrator for the network and will provide business consulting services.

Ericsson's HSPA solution enables top download speeds of up to 14.4Mbps and upload speeds of 1.4Mbps. Ericsson said the technology lets operators more than double their system capacity and cut response times for interactive services. On average, users will be able to download 20 times faster than with a GSM/GPRS connection. Future evolution steps will increase the HSPA download speed to 42 Mbps and the upload speed to 12 Mbps. Ericsson offers HSPA support on many frequency bands ranging from 850MHz to 2.6GHz.

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