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Nortel, Option achieve 3.6Mbps call with HSDPA data card

Nortel and Option N.V. have completed the industry's first successful demonstration of live HSDPA (high-speed downl...

December 22, 2005  

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Nortel and Option N.V. have completed the industry’s first successful demonstration of live HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) data card calls reaching a wireless transmission rate of 3.6Mbps.

The test calls were carried out on commercial HSDPA network equipment at Nortel’s research campus in Chateaufort, France.

Nortel said they are the first data card calls to demonstrate downlink speed of 3.6 Mbps at HSDPA category 6 using 16 QAM modulation.

A laptop fitted with an Option 3.6 HSDPA data card based on QUALCOMM core MSM 6280 technology and commercial HSDPA network equipment from Nortel were used to achieve the download speeds.

The calls included ‘real-world’ tests with a laptop placed in a moving vehicle to illustrate the suitability of mobile wireless broadband for live TV, high definition video on demand, MP3 download as well as new applications for the mobile workforce.

“Nortel is committed to the thorough testing and demonstration of viable HSDPA end-user equipment with vendors such as Option to help provide a faster time to market of high speed broadband wireless services,” said Jean-Luc Jezouin, the firm’s vice president of GSM/UMTS products.