Samsung Telecommunications America to demonstrate the world's first 1xEV-DV system and the availability of a next-generation base transceiver station and a base station controller. The demonstration, which will utilize PDSN CDMA technology provided by UTStarcom, will take place at CTIA currently underway in Atlanta, Georgia.
Since first being showcased at the ITU Telecom World 2003 conference in Geneva, Switzerland in October, Samsung's 1xEV-DV system has been successfully tested by several North American wireless operators at their facilities. These carriers are evaluating the system for nationwide deployment. With this new system, wireless users can access simultaneous voice and data services with no loss of quality. Also, real-time video content such as cable TV, DVDs and movie previews are potential applications.
Samsung is the only wireless manufacturer that can currently offer 1xEV-DV. By designing its own chipsets for handsets and infrastructure, Samsung believes that it can bring products to market faster. And, unlike other wireless data migration strategies, 1xEV-DV is backwards-compatible with 2G and 3G 1X, so existing devices can operate applications based on older standards.
"With 1xEV-DV, cable modem speed on a wireless device is now a reality," said Neal Smith, senior director of Samsung's wireless systems division. "As converged phones with camera and PDA capabilities replace the need for several disparate devices, consumer and business users will demand quality converged applications via their handhelds."
Samsung will demonstrate these video streaming and video conferencing capabilities via a wireless handset at the show in conjunction with UTStarcom, a global leader in IP access networking and services.
UTStarcom is providing its market-leading PDSN CDMA solutions to enable Samsung to demonstrate the data aspects of 1xEV-DV, which can simultaneously transmit voice and data at up to 3.1 Mbps on the forward link and 384 Kbps on the reverse link.