Nokia and Sierra Wireless cooperate in HSDPA

Nokia and Sierra Wireless are teaming up to develope High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) WCDMA (UMTS) technology. This offers speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps in the first phase (although the likely speed has been pegged at 1 Mbps) with theoretical limits of 14 Mbps. This is a critical component of the next-generation of mobile phones, 4G (or Super 3G if you’re DoCoMo). Even at these speeds it’s unlikely to replace fibre broadband any time soon, as it is unlikely to be cost effective.

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