HSUPA Grows Closer To a Reality
Dec 4, 2006, 11:53 AM by (staff)
At ITU Telecom in Hong Kong, several manufacturers are showing off HSUPA, the next evolution in 3G technology after HSDPA. Qualcomm will be demonstrating an HSUPA network with 1.5 Mbps upload speeds; HSDPA is currently limited to 384 Kbps uploads. LG and Samsung both have working HSUPA handsets at the show, which are live on test networks. No Carriers outside of Asia have yet committed to HSUPA, however many - including Cingular - have built their 3G networks to be software upgradeable. So it will be relatively quick and easy to move to the new standard once handsets and other equipment is available. Qualcomm is also giving visitors a taste of the next version of HSDPA, which is capable of 7.2 Mbps downloads.
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
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T-Mobile and its technology partners Nokia and Qualcomm today said they've reached peak download speeds in excess of 1.175 Gbps using LTE-A equipment in a lab. In order to reach these speeds, T-Mobile and its partners used the "4.9G" Nokia AirScale Base Station together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem mobile test device.
ITU Targets 20 Gbps for 5G Specification
The International Telecommunications Union today released a draft report for what might eventually become the 5G specification. IMT-2020 is the working name for the 5G standard and the ITU has laid out a basic framework it wants to see technology companies meet.
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