Nortel and QUALCOMM achieve record HSDPA speed
Nortel and QUALCOMM announced that they have managed to complete successfully the industry's first 7.2 Mbps HSDPA mobile data call. The achieved speed is about four times faster than the speed most of the current fixed broadband connections can offer. The two companies trialed the HSDPA Class 8 equipment in all commercially available UMTS spectrum, used by mobile operators worldwide, including 850, 900 and 2100 MHz. The trials were based on the QUALCOMM's Mobile Station Modem MSM6280 solution and the Nortel's HSDPA network equipment. Nortel and QUALCOMM plan to present the 7.2 Mbps HSDPA mobile data call by demonstrating a high-resolution video streaming at this year's CTIA Wireless tradeshow in Las Vegas.