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Topic # 6446 25-Jan-2006 20:45
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From cellular news today.. Considering Vodafone have all the 900 GSM spectrum in NZ they shouldn't have any problems deploying this!!

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15760.php

Nortel, Qualcomm and Orange have successfully completed UMTS and HSDPA calls in the 900 MHz band. W-CDMA in the 900 MHz band is a cost effective way to deliver nationwide high-speed wireless coverage. It achieves a 60 percent reduction in cell sites required to serve rural areas and delivers improved Quality of Service in urban areas by enhancing in-building penetration by 25 percent. The category 6 HSDPA calls, using the 16 QAM Modulation and reaching 3.6Mbps data rate, were completed using Nortel's commercial infrastructure technologies, mobile handsets based on Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem MSM6280 chipset solution and Orange's 900 MHz spectrum.

"UMTS in the 900 MHz band is a complementary solution to existing 3G services that will enable Orange to provide high speed wireless Internet to both rural and urban areas of France, thereby enabling us to deliver a true nationwide UMTS/HSDPA service," said Vivek Badrinath, executive vice president, products, technology and innovation, Orange Group.

Nortel's innovations in spectral efficiency are the key enablers to liberate spectrum in the 900 MHz band, providing wireless operators with the capability to deploy W-CDMA in that band. The implementation of UMTS 900 is compatible with widely deployed Node B hardware for simplified integration. Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem solutions for HSDPA were the first in the world to be commercially available, and data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps are supported by the company's HSDPA portfolio.


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Reply # 27187 25-Jan-2006 20:58
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Good news thanks for the read



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  Reply # 27191 25-Jan-2006 21:15
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There is a lot of technical reading on the 3gpp.org site about this. It's interesting to see Orange have been the ones who have pushed hard for 900Mhz to be included as an additional 3gpp ratified WCDMA band. Considering Vodafone have been so anti EDGE I had always assumed they maybe saw 900Mhz WCDMA as the future to offer 3G services in places where 2100Mhz WCDMA would be unrealistic but that doesn't appear to be the case unless they have lobbied behind the scenes.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 27195 25-Jan-2006 21:18
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maybe VF they have there fingers in the cookie jar somewhere.

I will go check with God (google)



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  Reply # 27200 25-Jan-2006 21:35
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do a google search of 900mhz umts site:3gpp.org and 900mhz WCDMA site:3gpp.org there are a lot of technical files on there if you hunt through the list

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Reply # 27221 26-Jan-2006 09:08
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That is interesting - I have been to many a Voda presentation where they have bagged Qualcomm and CDMA.

Welcome to Qualcomm family - the one thing they do is make awesome chipsets.

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  Reply # 27229 26-Jan-2006 09:34

That's why NZ will not have 900MHZ WCDMA in the near future.

VFNZ use "finnish" equipment and the "finnish" manufacturer is not using any product from Qualcomm, especially because they are big rivals in the industry.
The "finnish" manufacturer have their own chipsets in their equipments and phones.




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  Reply # 27232 26-Jan-2006 09:45
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The 'Finnish' manufacturer has also been sued by Qualcomm for breach of Qualcomm patents.

It is interesting that the 'Finnish' manufacturer does make their own CDMA chipsets but they are not as featured as the Qualcomm chipsets - I guess that is a technology licensing issue.

It took the 'Finnish' manufacturer a long time to get the their chipsets right but they seem to be on to it now.

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  Reply # 27243 26-Jan-2006 12:14

Jama: The 'Finnish' manufacturer has also been sued by Qualcomm for breach of Qualcomm patents.


And Qualcomm has been sued by many manufacturers (Ericcson, Motorola,etc) because of declaring "Qualcomm patents" of non-Qualcomm patents... how's that?




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Reply # 27244 26-Jan-2006 12:16
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They should just all put on there boxing gloves and the last person standing wins

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  Reply # 27245 26-Jan-2006 12:17

Welcome to Qualcomm family - the one thing they do is make awesome chipsets.


And unfair market policy...




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  Reply # 27246 26-Jan-2006 12:34
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That is American technology companies for you.

MS have patented the 'double click' of a mouse button. I wonder if they will introduce 'pay per click'

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Reply # 27259 26-Jan-2006 14:55
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And amazon has a patent on one click purchases.

Really wonderful thing patents are. Particularly software patents.

Edit: I'm not against all patents but some are just silly.




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  Reply # 27271 26-Jan-2006 19:53
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cokemaster: 135 Days (4 months, 13 days / 11,664,000 seconds / 194,400 minutes / 3,240 hours / 19 Weeks rounded down) and still waiting....


I'd just cut your losses now and forget about counting. You obviously aren't going to hear from them! :-)

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