Ericsson has developed a new High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) platform that the company claims will pave the way for the introduction of mass-market HSPA multimedia devices capable of handling mobile TV and other services requiring high uplink and downlink data speeds.
The U335, a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)-type platform, combines high-speed data uplink with multimedia functionality and incorporates DVB-H, Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) and Unicast functionalities. Ericsson has announced HSPA platforms in the past, but these focused primarily on network access for PC-card products and high-end feature phones. The U335 will be the company’s first platform enabling HSPA devices for all segments on the market.
Products built on the U335 platform are expected to be available in volumes in the second half of 2008.
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