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Nortel, mm02 complete HSDPA broadband tests

Nortel Networks Inc. and mobile operator mmO2 plc have successfully completed a series of live wireless calls using...


December 16, 2004  


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Nortel Networks Inc. and mobile operator mmO2 plc have successfully completed a series of live wireless calls using an emerging broadband technology called High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) that can deliver dramatically faster and more sophisticated wireless services.

O2 plans to deploy Nortel’s solution across portions of its Pan-European wireless network.

Services include access to large e-mail attachments at speeds three times faster than today’s commercial third generation (3G) networks.

The test calls were completed as a first phase of planned Nortel deployments across portions of O2’s European UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network.

Commercial field trials of the Nortel HSDPA solution begin in the second quarter of 2005 and are expected to include an integrated, commercial data card product.

HSDPA is a migration technology for the UMTS wireless standard used by wireless operators across North America, Europe and Japan.