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Ericsson and Rogers to trial 3G/HSDPA and IMS platform in Canada

Ericsson and Rogers Communications Inc. announced today they will begin testing 3G/HSDPA wireless services and appl...


October 13, 2005  


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Ericsson and Rogers Communications Inc. announced today they will begin testing 3G/HSDPA wireless services and applications, as well as converged IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

During the trial, the two companies will assess the capabilities of UMTS-HSDPA (Universal Mobile Telephone System – High Speed Downlink Packet Access), 3G network technology based on GSM, the world standard for wireless communications.

HSDPA is an upgrade to UMTS that provides the fastest data rates of any 3G technology and is expected to launch commercially in 2006.

IMS, meanwhile, is an IP-based service that Rogers says will enable it to introduce new multimedia voice, data, audio and video services across its various networks.

“Providing the foundation for broadband wireless services and converged services to customers is a solid step in moving toward an all-communicating world,” said Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and CEO of Ericsson.