Ericsson demonstrates WCDMA, HSDPA phase 2 during CTIA Wireless 2005

During CTIA Wireless 2005 in New Orleans, Ericsson is demonstrating 11 Mbps high-speed data downloads and streaming applications over HSDPA phase 2 and a live WCDMA system. HSDPA, phase 2, increases the WCDMA system capacity and allow for peak rates up to 14 Mbps.
Press release
Mar 14, 2005 18:29 (GMT +00:00)
The HSDPA demonstration runs on a commercial system such as Cingular Wireless will launch later this year. Ericsson will provide a portion of Cingular's UMTS/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) packet core and radio network equipment for both the 850 and 1900 MHz bands.

"HSDPA is vital for providing the data speeds necessary for operators to provide Mobile Triple Play services - voice, video and data in a mobile environment," said Angel Ruiz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson North America. "Ericsson's WCDMA radio access solutions will allow operators to upgrade easily to HSDPA."

Ericsson HSDPA represents a natural, fully standardized evolution of UMTS that will improve the peak data downlink rate to as high as 14 Mbit/s and offer operators more than twice the system capacity within the current radio spectrum. During the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes in February, Ericsson achieved peak rates of 11 Mbit/s in demonstration of HSDPA, phase 2, in a live WCDMA system based on commercial products.

HSDPA will enable operators to deliver more advanced mobile broadband services such as Internet and corporate access. Its unprecedented data rates will allow users to download audio, video and large files or attachments significantly faster than with traditional UMTS.

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