Nokia and MobileOne (M1) will demonstrate live mobile data connection supporting 3.6 Mbps at Nokia Connection in Singapore. The first 3.6 Mbps demonstration in Asia reinforces Nokia's technology leadership and showcases developments in High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), an upgrade to WCDMA 3G networks.
With 3.6 Mbps, more and faster data services can be delivered over-the-air as it roughly doubles the speed of what can be achieved with today's maximum HSDPA data rate. In practice, the download time of a typical music file will be less than 10 seconds. The 3.6.Mbps capability will be commercially available from Nokia at the end of June.
Mobile broadband services such as video streaming of, for example, movie trailers will be demonstrated at 3.6 Mbps. The quality of the service will be DVD-like. M1's commercial network equipment, supplied by Nokia, will be used for the demonstration, which will be made from a laptop using a data card.
"Today's demonstration shows that 3G and HSDPA development is moving forward in an accelerated pace. At Nokia, we create solutions that can help operators cost-effectively support consumers' increasing interest in and use of high speed and quality data services," says Alex Tan, Account Director, Networks, Nokia.
"This is an exciting demonstration for M1 as it clearly shows the benefit of HSDPA to our customers, who will be able to access the Internet and their emails and download content much faster over HSDPA than over WCDMA or GSM/GPRS network," says Patrick Scodeller, Chief Technical Officer, M1.
The demonstrations will take place in the Suntec City Convention Centre, Level II Ballroom, M1/Nokia demo stand during the event.
In WCDMA 3G, Nokia has 59 customers to date. Nokia's high-performing HSDPA is a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA networks, thus enabling cost-effective and fast rollout. In the first phase, Nokia HSDPA offers up to four times faster data services than current 3G, and consequently enhanced quality of service experience. Nokia is a leader in the HSDPA market, with over 20 contracts globally, many of which are in commercial use.
Nokia HSPA is made up of two key technologies, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), offering breakthrough data speeds theoretically up to 14.4 Mbps in the downlink and up to 5.8 Mbps in the uplink.
Nokia has been one of M1's network equipment suppliers since 1997.