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Ericsson rolls out demos at Mobile Experience Tour

The Ericsson Mobile Experience Tour rolled into Canada in late October.


November 1, 2008  


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The Ericsson Mobile Experience Tour rolled into Canada in late October.

The fully loaded high-tech trailer, which made stops in Toronto, Brampton, Ont., Halifax and Edmonton, featured demonstrations of enhanced optical network infrastructure and multiservice router capabilities breakthroughs as well as new advances in IPTV, fiber to the X (curb, basement, home and node), Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON), and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio technology.

In October, Ericsson announced that it is collaborating with Intel Corp. to bring HSPA to Mobile Internet Devices or MIDs.

The mobile data offerings will be part of the chip manufacturer’s Moorestown platform, which is scheduled for release in the 2009/2010 timeframe.

“I’ve seen these types of road shows before and you really have to see it to appreciate how sophisticated the inside of a trailer can get,” said independent telecom analyst Jon Arnold.

“It is all about creating a wireless infrastructure that in many ways, could potentially replaces wireline infrastructures and delivers the kind of broadband speeds everyone is looking for. That’s the magic bullet.”