Deutsche Telekom and Nokia Siemens Networks have conducted an HSPA+ data call with peak throughput of 42 Mbps over a standards based 3G network at CeBIT 2010.
The demonstration highlights the availability of faster mobile broadband services and more efficient use of spectrum to support the growing numbers of mobile laptop and smart device users.
Increasing smart device usage, coupled with people’s preference for mobile internet access, is driving a tremendous increase in mobile data traffic. In order to address this growth, operators need to optimize their existing network infrastructure.
Nokia Siemens Networks says the demonstration highlights how it can increase existing base station capacity with a simple software upgrade, enabling mobile operators to offer an improved user experience through doubling the average user’s connection speed.
The 42Mbps data call was made using a Dual Cell HSPA+ platform based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial Flexi Multiradio Base Station and USB modems using Qualcomm’s MDM8220 chipset.
"Our HSPA+ innovation can bring higher speeds and improved network efficiency,” says Thomas Jul, head of the Customer Business Team Deutsche Telekom at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This will greatly improve the experience for consumers using smart devices and data cards as they will be able to enjoy advanced broadband services."