Nokia Acheives EDGE-WCDMA Roaming
Oct 13, 2004, 10:21 AM by (staff)
Finnish carrier TeliaSonera and Nokia today announced that they have successfully tested the world's first EDGE-WCDMA packet data handover in a commercial network. This new feature provides seamless data coverage while offering the fastest data rates available at any given moment. The step is important, since most WCDMA deployments around the world are only covering urban areas initially. TeliaSonera's commercial network has been upgraded by Nokia to support intersystem handovers (ISHO) nationwide and the connection was conducted using the Nokia 6630 - the world's first phone capable of EDGE-WCDMA ISHO.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
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Qualcomm Adds LTE Cat 9 to Snapdragon 810
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Samsung Kicking Off Android 6 Update for Galaxy S6 Line
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so in other words it might be taken as more evidence that the operators in europe and elsewhere seek to limit UMTS coverage.
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