Siemens to supply Cingular Wireless with 3G equipment

Siemens to supply Cingular Wireless with 3G equipment

Siemens Communications announced that it has been chosen to assist Cingular Wireless with its nationwide deployment of a true third generation (3G) high-speed UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network.  The multi-year agreement includes UMTS radio and core networks, as well as significant GSM/GPRS/EDGE market expansions.  Siemens will also supply an enhanced version of UMTS called High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), which will further increase data rates to a theoretical peak of up to 14.4 Mbps.

The migration to UMTS and HSDPA will enable Cingular to provide customer benefits ranging from high-speed access to the Internet and wireless video and audio for business customers as well as a wide variety of services such as high-resolution digital image transfer, full-motion video, and advanced interactive gaming for consumers.

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