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Qualcomm Announces HSPA+ Trials, LTE Chipsets

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Feb 7, 2008, 12:21 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Feb 7, 2008, 4:17 PM

Today Qualcomm said that multiple network operators have committed to trialling its HSPA+ network technology this year. HSPA+ is an upgrade to HSPA that increases wireless data downlink speeds to 28 Mbps. The network operators are Hutchison 3G, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telstra. Qualcomm also announced that is has several new LTE base stations and chipsets that are backward compatible with today's technology. There are three versions of the new chips. The MDM9200 is for typical GSM carriers such as AT&T or Vodafone and supports UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE. The MDM9600 supports UMTS, HSPA+, EV-DO Rev. B, UMB and LTE, making it a multi-technology world chip for global phones. The MDM9800 supports EV-DO Rev. B, UMB and LTE and is likely being made specifically to help Verizon transition from CDMA to LTE. This will help network operators move their subscribers from 3G technology to 4G technology more seamlessly. Qualcomm expects the HSPA+ networks to go live in 2009, and the new LTE chipsets will be available in the second quarter of 2009.

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