First HSUPA Call Made
Feb 8, 2006, 1:24 PM by (staff)
Nortel has completed the industry's first handset to handset HSUPA call. High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) is the next step in UMTS's evolution. The company was able to make a VOIP call between the handsets as well as transfer video and data. In the tests, Nortel was able to achieve an uplink speed of 1.4 Mbps, 4 times the upload speed of HSDPA and UMTS. HSUPA equipment is expected to be available to carriers in early 2007, it will take some time before any carrier is able to roll out the technology, which is expected to enable new services like VOIP calling and faster Push To Talk, in addition to increased data speeds.
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