Testing in The Hague to verify FLASH-OFDM for Mobile Broadband IP Services
Flarion Technologies, the architect of the FLASH-OFDM mobile broadband system, today announced that T-Mobile International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has deployed a trial of Flarion’s system for mobile broadband services in The Hague, the Netherlands.
A network of RadioRouters has been installed and the first group of friendly users is already using the network. T-Mobile has been testing FLASH-OFDM as a mobile broadband data solution for Europe and the USA since 2003 and will now collect data on usage, and customer behaviour.
“T-Mobile is constantly investigating and screening new mobile broadband technologies,” said Dr. Hans-Eckhard Krüger, Executive VP, Systems Engineering, T-Mobile International. “As a leader in existing wireless broadband technologies like 3G and WiFi, we are eager to learn more about future technologies.”
Users will experience a mobile data service of around 1Mbps capable of bursting to 3.2Mbps in the downlink and 300-500kbps in the uplink, bursting to 900kbps. Since FLASH-OFDM is an IP based radio technology with sub 50ms latency, existing enterprise applications will be fully transparent.
“T-Mobile is a leading visionary for the industry and a strong partner for Flarion,” said Ray Dolan, chairman and CEO of Flarion Technologies. “T-Mobile’s diligent testing is helping to make Flarion’s system more robust and user friendly, as commercialisation of mobile broadband becomes a global reality.”
Flarion’s technology is currently in market and technology trials with operators which include Nextel Communications (USA), Vodafone KK (Japan), Telstra (Australia), and the city of Washington D.C. (USA) for public safety and security communication.
With Flarion’s IP friendly FLASH-OFDM technology, mobile operators can seamlessly connect enterprise customers to corporate LANs and consumers to the Internet with the speed and low packet latency that exceed stringent wired network requirements, with mobile broadband and cellular coverage. With FLASH-OFDM, users do not need to make any modifications to user settings, applications, protocols, content or devices to experience mobile broadband with cellular coverage.