ESPOO, Finland, September 6--The leading mobile operator in Hong Kong, and Nokia, the global leader in mobility, announced today that Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has delivered the High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) solution to the operator. Nokia and CSL have successfully completed the first 16QAM call supporting 3.6 Mbps HSDPA in the CSL network. A smooth evolution to 3G networks, the Nokia HSDPA solution will enable CSL to offer its customers high-quality broadband mobile data services and gradually enhance the data rate to 3.6Mbps when supporting devices are available.
"The implementation of the Nokia HSDPA solution puts us in an unrivalled position, as the HSDPA 16QAM technology doubles the current HSDPA rate available in the market, hence giving our consumers an even more exciting mobile broadband experience," said Adam Wong, Director, Mobile Networks of CSL.
"We are pleased to continue supporting CSL as their network evolves towards HSPA," says Mike Wang, General Manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Networks, Nokia. "The deployment of Nokia HSDPA solution involves only simple software upgrade to current 3G network, giving a cost efficient and effective solution to CSL."
Nokia and CSL have been working together since 1991, providing GSM, GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA infrastructure for the CSL's network.
In WCDMA 3G, Nokia has 63 customers to date. Nokia's high-performing HSPA is a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA networks, thus enabling a fast, cost-effective rollout. Nokia HSPA is made up of two key technologies, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), offering breakthrough data speeds theoretically up to 14.4 Mbps in the downlink and up to 5.8 Mbps in the uplink.
Nokia HSDPA offers almost 10-times faster data services than current 3G networks, meaning an enhanced service experience. Nokia is a leader in the HSDPA market, with a large number of HSDPA contracts. Many network operators have already opened their HSDPA networks with the Nokia solution.
CSL is a pioneer in the mobile communications market in Hong Kong. The Company launched its mobile services in 1983, and today operates a world-class GSM / WCDMA network through its mobile brands: 1O1O and One2Free.
CSL introduced its 3G and Wi-Fi Service in 2004, and has pioneered the launch of HSCSD, GPRS, MMS, EDGE, Video Sharing and "3G Mobile TV" in Hong Kong.
In April 2006, CSL and New World Mobility officially merged. For more information about CSL, please visit www.hkcsl.com.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
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