Finnish equipment manufacturer Nokia and Singaporean mobile operator MobileOne (M1) are claiming a first for Southeast Asia, with the announcement that they have carried out the first High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) data call in the region. In a press release the pair said the call was carried out in a test situation using a Nokia Flexi W-CDMA Base Station and Nokia’s HSUPA-capable device. The trial demonstrated Nokia’s end-to-end capability to support new data rates and services to be built on HSUPA. Nokia has been working with M1 in Singapore for nearly a decade, as the sole supplier for both its GSM and W-CDMA networks. In July this year the Finnish firm was awarded an HSPA contract by M1 and earlier this month it supported the launch of M1’s new wireless broadband service, ‘M1 Broadband’.