Cingular 3G plans announced

Nov 30 2004 - 05:02 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
Cingular today announced its 3G plans, an expected announcement after the AT&T Wireless takeover (Cingular now has ample spectrum for advanced data services). The UMTS/HSDPA third generation network will offer average data speeds between 400-700 kilobits per second (Kbps), and bursts to several megabits per second on capable devices. Nokia, Motorola and LG should all have devices out for the new network by this time next year. The use of HSDPA should make Cingular's 3G speeds a jump ahead of the rest of the world: bq. Ericsson HSDPA represents a natural, fully standardized evolution of UMTS that will improve the peak data downlink rate to as high as 14 Mbit/s and offer operators more than twice the system capacity within the current radio spectrum.