MegaFon Checks Out HSDPA

ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia and the Russian operator Megafon have successfully tested data transmission at 3.6 Mbps speed using High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology. The test zone deployed by Nokia at one of Megafon sites in Saint Petersburg allows the testing of all new capabilities of 3G networks.

Nokia network equipment was used in the live tests, including several base stations, radio network controller and 3G core network equipment.

HSDPA is an advanced 3G technology and a natural extension of the WCDMA 3G standard. Currently, Nokia's HSDPA software enables 3.6 Mbps data speed from base station to user device.

"We are pleased to extend our cooperation with OAO Megafon to HSDPA tests. The trial has proved that HSDPA can be implemented in the Megafon network," says Alexander Ukhanov, Account Manager, Networks, Nokia. "The advantages of HSDPA are evident; the technology will enable operators to launch the most innovative services with minimal investments in the infrastructure, and the users will get a convenient and quick access to various services and content."

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