Wireless service providers and their customers will soon be able to benefit from simultaneous delivery of voice, video and data virtually 'anytime, anywhere,' leveraging technology developed by Nortel. This service bundling is designed not only to help create a new business model for wireless operators, but also to position them to increase revenue potential and enhance the subscriber experience.
Nortel plans to demonstrate real time applications and its 'triple play' solution over a live CDMA2000* 1xEV-DO Rev. A network at the 3G CDMA Americas Congress, September 12-14, 2005 (Room G, Miami Convention Center).
The ability to deliver simultaneous broadband data, VoIP and IPTV media services over a single EV-DO connection is another step in Nortel's plan to position CDMA operators to lead the shift to a converged business model.
Nortel's DO Rev. A and IMS/MMD solution benefits include an open design to provide personalized services for each user; options for increasing revenue through innovative bundling of voice, video and data services; and higher network transmission speeds with lower latency to ensure the highest quality user experiences for gaming, music, VoIP, PTx (Push to Talk, Push to See, Push to Video), video telephony, and broadcast/multicast services.
In August 2005, Nortel and Airvana completed live 1xEV-DO Rev. A calls at Airvana's lab in Chelmsford, Mass. using test handsets provided by QUALCOMM. The calls reached peak download rates of 3.1 Mbps and peak upload rates of 1.8 Mbps - approximately 12 times faster than available on today's commercial DO Rev. 0 networks. The test calls demonstrated average round-trip delays below 40 milliseconds, which is approximately two times faster than DO Rev. 0.
Nortel recently demonstrated live video streaming to an EV-DO enabled PDA at 25 frames per second, equivalent to the TV experience at home. This was accomplished in Telefonica Moviles commercial EV-DO network in Guatemala City, Guatemala in collaboration with SmartVideo Technologies, a leading provider of live and on-demand IPTV services.
In March 2005, Nortel announced plans to trial Rev. A with Verizon Wireless in 2006. Nortel's Rev. A technology is expected to be commercially available in 2006. Nortel supplies EV-DO equipment to 12 of the 21 operators across the globe currently offering commercial EV-DO service, including Verizon Wireless in the United States, VIVO in Brazil, Pelephone in Israel and Telstra in Australia. Nortel also provided EV-DO equipment to Eurotel for the first commercial 450 MHz EV-DO service in Eastern Europe. With its CDMA equipment designed to support 1xEV-DO through modular upgrades to existing hardware, Nortel re-uses existing base station equipment to help operators reduce or eliminate the need for costly hardware replacements.
MMD is a standard architecture designed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project2 (3GPP2) to enable convergence of data, voice, messaging and multimedia technology over an IP-based common core network based on SIP. MMD will enable operators to cost-effectively deliver VoIP and multimedia services across mobile, wireline and converged networks.