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Qualcomm welcomes Telecom's 3G Decision


Qualcomm welcomes Telecom's 3G Decision

'Qualcomm welcomes Telecom New Zealand's decision to upgrade its 3G network on W-CDMA 850 spectrum. Robert Hart, Qualcomm Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, supports the move saying:

“HSPA+ provides a highly efficient path for network operators to provide advanced broadband wireless services with their existing networks. HSPA+ is a seamless upgrade from HSPA that delivers up to 28 Mbps in mobile broadband speeds while it dramatically increases network capacity without the need for new spectrum.

What this means for both individual subscribers and enterprise subscribers is even higher productivity gains, thanks to faster speeds and increased availability of sophisticated applications and content. Additionally, 3G will enable greater Internet connectivity access for New Zealand, particularly in areas with less fixed line coverage.

Furthermore, with an ever-growing 3G cellular ecosystem, Qualcomm is confident that large numbers of HSPA+ devices will be available soon after commercialisation in 2009. The launch of HSPA+ in New Zealand will ensure it remains a world leader in offering advanced cellular services.”

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