UMTS/HSDPA field trials completed by Telefonica, Qualcomm and Huawei

22 Feb 2008

Wireless equipment vendor Qualcomm has announced that it has completed field trials with Huawei Technologies and Telefonica Espana for a new 3G UMTS and HSDPA network operating in the 900MHz frequency band. The pilot, which took place in Talarrubias, demonstrated that UMTS can co-exist with GSM at 900MHz. Further, the trial showed that the lower frequencies could help operators improve cost effectiveness, by increasing base station coverage by up to 70%.

Spain, Telefonica Espana (Movistar)