Nokia successfully demonstrates 3.6 Mbps HSDPA with Megafon in Russia
Nokia and the Russian operator Megafon have successfully tested data transmission at 3.6 Mbps speed using High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology. The test zone deployed by Nokia at one of Megafon sites in Saint Petersburg allows the testing of all new capabilities of 3G networks.
Nokia network equipment was used in the live tests, including several base stations, radio network controller and 3G core network equipment.
HSDPA is an advanced 3G technology and a natural extension of the WCDMA 3G standard. Currently, Nokia's HSDPA software enables 3.6 Mbps data speed from base station to user device.
"We are pleased to extend our cooperation with OAO Megafon to HSDPA tests. The trial has proved that HSDPA can be implemented in the Megafon network," says Alexander Ukhanov, Account Manager, Networks, Nokia. "The advantages of HSDPA are evident; the technology will enable operators to launch the most innovative services with minimal investments in the infrastructure, and the users will get a convenient and quick access to various services and content."
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, generating 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.