Data speed barrier for mobile users broken at CeBIT
Deutsche Telekom and Nokia Siemens Networks demo 42Mbps downlink speeds on standards based 2010 software for 3G mobile broadband, using HSPA+

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia Siemens Networks have conducted an HSPA+ data call with peak throughput of 42 Mbps over a standards based 3G network at the CeBIT 2010 fair held in Hannover, Germany. The demonstration highlights the availability of faster mobile broadband services and more efficient use of spectrum to support the growing numbers of mobile laptop and smart device users.

Increasing smart device usage, coupled with people’s preference for mobile internet access, is driving a tremendous increase in mobile data traffic. In order to address this growth, operators need to optimize their existing network infrastructure.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ demonstration highlights how it can increase existing base station capacity with a simple software upgrade, enabling mobile operators to offer an improved user experience through doubling the average user’s connection speed.

The 42Mbps data call was made using a Dual Cell HSPA+ platform based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial Flexi Multiradio Base Station and USB modems using Qualcomm’s MDM8220™ chipset.

“Our HSPA+ innovation can bring higher speeds and improved network efficiency,” said Thomas Jul, head of the Customer Business Team Deutsche Telekom at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This will greatly improve the experience for consumers using smart devices and data cards as they will be able to enjoy advanced broadband services.”