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Mobile & Wireless

Orange to trial HSPA in 1800MHz band with Ericsson, Qualcomm

Tuesday 3 August 2010 | 17:23 CET | News
Mobile operator Orange will trial HSPA in the 1800 MHz band in France in partnership with equipment maker Ericsson and chipmaker Qualcomm. The trial is intended to show technology readiness and to stimulate the 1800 MHz HSPA ecosystem. It will begin in November, using Ericsson base stations and Qualcomm chipset-based devices, both supporting 900 MHz and 1800 MHz 2G, as well as 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.1 GHz 3G/HSPA. Using existing 2G frequency bands for 3G connectivity is a cost effective and straightforward way to address increasing demand from operators and consumers. Supported by the European Commission's decision to open up GSM spectrum for HSPA, the companies plan to enhance their mobile broadband offerings by developing HSPA in the 1800 MHz band. Orange currently uses the 900 MHz band for HSPA, so by adding the 1800 MHz band, the company will make better use of existing spectrum resources to meet the growing demand for mobile internet access, driven by the rapid adoption of smartphones and laptops using mobile network dongles. Ericsson's offerings for the 1800 MHz band are based on its multi-standard RBS 6000 base station series.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Ericsson / European Commission / Orange / Qualcomm
Countries: France / World
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