Nokia supports Optus in HSDPA trials in Australia
Nokia's world leading HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) solution is powering Australian telecommunications company SingTel Optus' HSDPA trials in Australia. The trials began in October in Canberra.
"These trials are just another example of Optus reviewing cutting edge technologies. We are always exploring faster, better and more efficient ways to deliver high speed services to our customers," says Warren Hardy, Managing Director, Consumer Division, Optus.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Optus on additional data services and network implementation and will be supporting them in the trial", says Henrik Glud, Account Director, Networks, Nokia. "We believe that the Nokia solutions are well placed and will highlight our expertise not just at the technology, but in the ability to deliver."
Nokia and Optus have been working together since 1992. Nokia has been the major GSM and WCDMA 3G network infrastructure supplier to Optus since 2001. Optus launched its commercial WCDMA 3G service in Australia in November 2005.
In WCDMA 3G, Nokia has 63 customers to date. High performance Nokia HSPA is a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA networks, thus enabling a fast, cost-effective rollout. Nokia HSPA is made up of two key technologies, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), enabling true mobile broadband with breakthrough data speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps in the downlink and up to 5.8 Mbps in the uplink.
Nokia HSDPA offers almost 10-times faster data services than current 3G networks, meaning an enhanced service experience. Nokia is a leader in the HSDPA market, with a large number of HSDPA contracts. Many network operators have already opened their HSDPA networks with the Nokia solution.