• New world record of 84Mbps HSPA technology
  •  To be showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 15-18
  • Operator 3 Scandinavia first to choose 84Mbps HSPA

 

The rapid growth of data traffic in mobile networks continues, driven by the use of smartphones, laptops and other devices. Wireless access to data services and internet is today a "must".

 

One of the attractions Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is showcasing at the upcoming Mobile World Congress is the world's first demonstration of 84Mbps HSPA technology. At the same event last year Ericsson showed the world's first 42Mbps HSPA demo that is currently commercially available and being rolled-out by operators across the world. Ericsson was also the first to demonstrate 56Mbps at the CTIA in Las Vegas in 2009.

 

Marie Westrin, head of radio development in Ericsson, says; "We have a passion for innovation and that is why we can achieve these industry milestones, year after year. Our driving force is to fulfil consumers' need to social networking, online gaming and video conferencing, just to mention a few services, on the move." 

 

On January 20, operator 3 in Scandinavia announced that it has chosen Ericsson for the rollout of its 84Mbps HSPA network. The rollout covers all of Denmark and four major cities in Sweden. First phase of the rollout starts first quarter 2010. Commercial deployments of HSPA with 84Mbps can be expected the first half of 2011.

The demonstration will be shown at Ericsson's exhibition area at Hall 6, La Fira, Barcelona during the GSMA Mobile World Congress, February 15-18.  Access is by invitation only. Media need to contact Ericsson Corporate Public & Media Relations.

 

Speeds mentioned are peak network downlink speeds. Actual customer download speeds are less and can vary due to congestion, distance from the base station, local conditions, hardware, software and other factors.

 

Read more about Ericsson at Mobile World Congress.

 

Notes to editors:

Press backgrounder

42 Mbps commercially

56 Mbps announcement

42 Mbps announcement

 

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. 

 

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

 

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