T-Mobile launches commercial High Speed Downlink Data Packet Access (HSDPA) networks, supplied by Nokia, in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, thus enabling faster and better mobile services to consumers.
The launch at CeBIT 2006 in Hanover, Germany is the result of the strong collaboration between the two companies to deploy HSDPA in commercial networks. T-Mobile and Nokia provide HSDPA to CeBIT visitors in Hanover and simultaneously activate HSDPA in Germany, later in the year in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Prior to the launch, Nokia and T-Mobile successfully trialled HSDPA in live networks.
"We are committed to offer our customers high-quality broadband mobile data services that combine mobility with DSL-type of speeds," Klaus Jrgen Krath, Vice President RAN Engineering T-Mobile International. "With Nokia's HSDPA solution we can offer both our business and private customers faster services, such as downloading large files, multimedia and music."
"We are extremely pleased to support T-Mobile in launching their commercial HSDPA network," says Kari Sundbck, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. "With Nokia, operators can bring HSDPA to market quickly, cost-effectively and with the highest network performance."
Nokia's high-performing, cost-optimized HSDPA is a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA networks, offering average data speeds of 1-2 Mbps in the first phase. Later Nokia HSDPA supports up to 14.4 Mbps according to the industry standard. Nokia is a leader in the HSDPA market, with over 20 contracts globally.