Nortel and Qualcomm Achieve 7.2Mbps Wireless Data Transfer

Nortel and QCOM Achieve Industry's Fastest HSDPA Data Call

Nortel and QUALCOMM have successfully achieved the industry’s first 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) mobile data calls. The tests achieved data downloads at speeds up to four times faster than most current fixed broadband connections.

The companies completed the initial series of pre-commercial category 8 HSDPA data calls using test terminals based on QUALCOMM’s Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM6280 solution and HSDPA network equipment from Nortel.

The calls covered frequencies in all commercially available UMTS spectrum currently used by mobile operators throughout the world. The 2100MHz spectrum is the basis for most European 3G networks and the 850MHz spectrum is now in use for new UMTS networks in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. As spectrum at 900MHz is expanded for UMTS services, Nortel believes this can also become an important part of European HSDPA roll out.

HSDPA is designed to boost network capacity for data transmissions up to four times and enables twice as many wireless users per cell site compared to current UMTS networks. By making more efficient use of existing network capabilities, HSDPA helps reduce operating costs while delivering a high quality end-user experience.

Nortel and QUALCOMM will be demonstrating high-resolution video streaming enabled by HSDPA data calls at 7.2Mbps during CTIA Wireless 2006 in Las Vegas, April 5-7.


  1. Ben, I believe the technology/Market that MVIS is pursuing is fantastic. My only concern when considering an investment in MVIS has to do with the question of is the current products offered by MVIS ready for primetime. My research leads me to believe that MVIS may not have the financial resources to stay in business long enough to see that tipping point. I do not believe they will have a product producing the kind of revenue they need to sustain them over the next year. The technology is still probably 3-5 years away from being ready for primetime. unfortuantely it will probably be the company who gets the MVIS patents in bankruptcy who will see the benefits. Great future technology but the company came to market to early. Probbaly no other choice than for Tokman to start the reorganization now and come out of Ch-11 with a clean slate. That will be bad for current equity holders.

  2. I believe they'll attract good-sized funding from investors before too long.

    Best of luck!


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