Ericsson selected by Cingular Wireless to deploy 3G UMTS/HSDPA

Wednesday 1 December 2004 21:01 CET | News

Cingular Wireless has chosen Ericsson as a supplier and integrator in the buildout of Cingulars next generation voice and data network.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will provide a portion of Cingulars UMTS/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) packet core and radio network equipment. Ericsson HSDPA represents a natural, fully standardized evolution of UMTS that will improve the peak data downlink rate to as high as 14 Mbit/s and offer operators more than twice the system capacity within the current radio spectrum. HSDPA will enable operators to deliver more advanced mobile broadband services such as Internet and corporate access. Its unprecedented data rates will allow users to download audio, video and large files or attachments significantly faster than with traditional UMTS. Cingular Wireless will also benefit from Ericsson networks and services obtained through its recent acquisition of AT&T Wireless, which rolled out Ericsson UMTS equipment in several U.S. markets earlier this year.

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