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Wednesday, 10 May 2006

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Alcatel has successfully demonstrated HSDPA services for VimpelCom, a leading international provider of telecommunications services operating under the "Beeline" brand in Russia and Kazakhstan. The demonstration took place in Alcatel Moscow's 3G Reality Centre where the speed of 3.2 Mb/s through air interface was achieved.

The HSDPA demonstration consisted of wireless data calls including streaming video and using HSDPA 3.6 Mb/s Data Card from Alcatel's partner, Option. Alcatel's current HSDPA solution supports all terminal categories defined by the 3GPP standard, notably Categories 8 and 10 (7.2 Mb/s and 14.4 Mb/s) from day one, with no need for modification to the network.

The HSDPA demo relies on Alcatel' s multi-standard Evolium radio solutions, designed to adapt to the constant evolution of cellular networks, enabling seamless coexistence of GSM/EDGE and 3G capabilities in the same radio equipment. Furthermore, thanks to its built-in software modularity, the solution will subsequently allow a smooth software-based introduction of HSDPA/HSUPA when the local market requires these functionalities, thus enabling a future-safe and cost-effective path for the operator.

"This demonstration at the 3GRC confirms Alcatel's strategy based on multi-standard evolutionary solutions, which natively integrate the entire family of GSM/UMTS radio technologies into one platform," said Patrick Plas, Vice-president of Alcatel's mobile communication activities in Central & Eastern Europe. " This illustrates Alcatel's commitment to bringing to market an end-to-end solution for fully fledged HSDPA-enhanced services. Alcatel has on-going HSDPA-based projects in Europe and is supporting operators in Russia to successfully introduce this technology as part of its user-centric universal broadband access strategy."

 
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