|Siemens and Novatel set up HSDPA partnership|
Posted: 15-Sep-2005 [Source: Novatel Wireless]
[Siemens and Novatel to work jointly to produce end-to-end solutions for HSDPA.]
Munich & San Diego -- Siemens Communications and Novatel Wireless, Inc. have agreed to work together on producing end-to-end solutions for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), the next generation upgrade to the UMTS standard. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens will offer its leading HSDPA infrastructure with Novatel Wireless as the preferred partner for the associated PC cards on a global basis. Also on the agenda are joint marketing activities and the joint development of new products for HSDPA end-to-end solutions.
"To ensure the economic success of HSDPA," comments Christoph Caselitz, President of Mobile Networks at Siemens Communications, "it is absolutely essential that the high speed devices are commercially available at the same time as the infrastructure is installed. The portfolio of devices may include PC cards, embedded modules for notebooks and convergence solutions. Two of the leading suppliers in the HSDPA sector, Siemens and Novatel Wireless are now pooling their strengths to provide wireless carriers with a tested end-to-end-solution for HSDPA."
"Through our partnership with Siemens, Novatel Wireless is at the forefront of ensuring both wireless carriers and consumers receive the increased speed and productivity benefits offered by HSDPA networks," said Peter Leparulo, chief executive officer for Novatel Wireless. "As a pioneer in providing high-speed wireless broadband access solutions, Novatel Wireless is focusing its efforts on next-generation HSDPA to ensure faster data delivery. We are pleased to join forces with Siemens, enabling operators to benefit from a rigorously tested, complete end-to-end HSDPA solution."
The HSDPA end-to-end solution from Siemens and Novatel Wireless currently supports the loading of data to mobile devices at speeds of up to 1.8 megabits per second. This corresponds roughly to the speed possible today in fixed networks with DSL.
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