Ericsson to test HSDPA for Vodafone KK

4 Nov 2005

Equipment supplier Ericsson has upgraded the network of Japanese cellco Vodafone KK in Tokyo to support high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology.The upgrade will enable the two companies to launch a test of the new technology, which allows downlink bit-rates of up to 3.6Mbps and uplink rates of up to 384Kbps. Vodafone KK and Ericsson have been jointly conducting lab trials of pre-commercial HSDPA equipment since September 2004, and field trials have been ongoing since early 2005.

Japan, SoftBank Corp