Nokia demonstrates its G-WCDMA solution for U.S. wideband frequencies
Nokia is demonstrating its Global WCDMA (G-WCDMA) solution this week at CTIA Wireless 2003. Nokia G-WCDMA is a WCDMA solution that increases the footprint of WCDMA technology to truly global proportions. It enhances the benefits of WCDMA technology's inherent economies of scale by introducing High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology.
HSDPA is a standardized feature in 3GPP Release 5 that will further increase WCDMA system capacity and user data rates cost efficiently. It offers breakthrough data speeds - up to five times (10 Mbps) higher than is possible in the most advanced 3G networks today.
As the Nokia HSDPA solution is fully backwards compatible with current Nokia WCDMA networks, it is a cost-efficient way to upgrade an existing infrastructure investment. The Nokia HSDPA solution also doubles base station capacity at the air interface. It offers by far the highest performance at the lowest cost, enabling real mass-market mobile IP.
"The U.S. market clearly has shown its readiness to widely deploy GSM-based EDGE technologies," says Heikki Kasko, senior vice president, Nokia Networks. "The Nokia G-WCDMA solution we are demonstrating will be a natural complement to EDGE and will do the same for WCDMA that EDGE does for GSM. G-WCDMA provides the capability for virtually unlimited wireless services and applications."