Nortel, Qualcomm achieve fastest HSDPA mobile data call

DQC Bureau
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Nortel and Qualcomm have successfully achieved the industry's

first 7.2 Mbps HSDPA mobile data calls. The tests achieved data downloads at

speeds up to four times faster than most current fixed broadband connections.

The companies completed the initial series of pre-commercial category 8 HSDPA

data calls using test terminals based on Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem (MSM)

MSM6280 solution and HSDPA network equipment from Nortel.

The calls covered frequencies in all commercially available

UMTS spectrum currently used by mobile operators throughout the world. The

2100MHz spectrum is the basis for most European 3G networks and the 850MHz

spectrum is now in use for new UMTS networks in North America, the Caribbean and

Latin America.