QUALCOMM, Inc. announced that they are going to power the first world-wide available service to use the HSDPA technology, which was launched by Cingular Wireless in the United States on December 6, 2005. The data cards - Sierra Wireless AC860 and Novatel U730 laptop modem card, which were available for the launch, are based on QUALCOMM's MSM6275 chipset solution. The company unveiled that mobile handsets and other wireless devices based on the same chipset, are planned to be introduced on Cingular's HSDPA and WCDMA/EDGE (WEDGE) networks next year. MSM6275 chipset solution is capable of supporting data rates of up to 1.8 Mbps and is fully backward compatible with EDGE and GPRS standards, thus allowing users to roam in all countries where the networks have been deployed. QUALCOMM, Inc. also shared that the MSM6275 chipset solution will be followed by MSM6280 solution, supporting data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps.