Nortel and Qualcomm have said they have successfully achieved the industry’s first 7.2 Mbps HSDPA mobile data calls.
The companies completed the initial series of pre-commercial category 8 HSDPA data calls using test terminals based on Qualcomm’s Mobile Station Modem 6280 solution and HSDPA network equipment from Nortel.
The calls covered frequencies in the 2100MHz spectrum and the 850MHz spectrum now in use for new UMTS networks in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. Interestingly, as spectrum at 900MHz is expanded for UMTS services, Nortel believes this can also become an important part of European HSDPA roll out.
“Nortel continues to be an industry leader in driving HSDPA technologies to faster, more cost-effective capabilities that will help power mobile communications to beyond 3G services such as high quality live TV and HD video on demand,” said Jean-Luc Jezouin, vice-president, GSM/UMTS product line management, Nortel.