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

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: European Commission / Orange / Qualcomm
Countries: France / World
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Orange, Ericsson demonstrate HSPA in 1800MHz band

Published 10 Feb 2011 12:04 CET | France
France Telecom-Orange has tested HSPA services at 1800MHz using equipment supplied by Ericsson, ST-Ericsson and Quanta Computer, ...

Russian mobile operators test GSM band for 3G in Moscow

Published 07 Apr 2010 13:06 CET | Russian Federation
Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom sent to the State Commission for Radio Frequencies the results of tests of UMTS equipment in ...

Ofcom wants to deploy 3G at 2G bands

Published 15 Mar 2010 11:16 CET | United Kingdom
Ofcom has proposed the use of 3G technologies at 2G frequencies, slipping the amendment into a bundle of updates and adjustments ...

Romania opens up 900, 1800 MHz bands to 3G

Published 24 Feb 2010 11:17 CET | Romania
Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania and Cosmote Romania will be able to provide 3G services in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands, which so ...

EU GSM directive takes effect

Published 20 Oct 2009 15:24 CET | Europe
A new European Commission decision and a directive modernising the 1987 GSM Directive that allow 3G phones to use GSM frequencies ...

EU clears directive on UMTS in 900MHz band

Published 27 Jul 2009 14:25 CET | Europe
The European Union Council of Ministers has given final approval to changes to the GSM Directive. The move allows mobile ...

Refarming 2G specrum key to rural broadband coverage - study

Published 14 May 2009 11:14 CET | United Kingdom
Refarming 2G spectrum will be key to enabling rural mobile broadband coverage, a report from Analysys Mason stated The research ...