Herald Tribune article here:
NTT DoCoMo Inc., the Japanese company that introduced the first
third-generation digital mobile phone service in the world, is preparing
to pioneer wireless services that are at least 40 times as fast.
A technology called HSDPA , for high-speed downlink packet access, also
known as 3.5G, is expected to deliver data at as much as 14.4 megabits a
second , allowing users to browse Web pages faster on their cell phones
than broadband users can do today on their personal computers. Such speeds
will also make video streaming and the downloading of MP3 music files
easier on mobile phones.
DoCoMo last month ordered mobile simulators for the testing and evaluation
of HSDPA from UbiNetics Ltd .in Cambridge, England, that specializes in
wireless test and measurement equipment.
HSDPA uses some of the advantages of W-CDMA, or wideband code division
multiple access, the technology upon which many 3G services will be based.
But HSDPA is much faster than 3G because it uses a more efficient coding
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