Motorola tests HSDPA in Europe

Jan 06 2005 - 02:11 AM ET | 3G, Motorola
Motorola announced that it completed trials of HSDPA (the 3G technolgy currently in testing by Cingular Wireless) in Europe: bq. Speeds of 2.9Mbps have been recorded at the edge of an outdoor UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) cell using a single HSDPA device. The trial system matches the capabilities of the commercial HSDPA infrastructure set for launch in the second half of 2005. In the real world application of HSDPA Motorola estimates that the average user throughputs will be approximately between 500kbps and 1.5Mbps during the download. These speeds are roughly twice what EV-DO provides.