Issue #2003 - 20 (June 2003)
IPWireless Announces The World's
First, Fully Interoperable, 3G Network For Mobile Voice and
June 25, 2003 - IPWireless has successfully completed the world's first
interoperability (IOT) and co-existence testing between UMTS TDD (TD-CDMA)
and UMTS FDD (WCDMA) networks at Nortel Networks wireless headquarters in
Châteaufort, France. The test, completed during a trial of the IPWirelessä
TDD solution, demonstrated that both FDD and TDD standards of 3G UMTS can
co-exist in the same cell site and interface together as one network
The tests also showed the co-existence of both FDD and TDD Node Bs at the
same cell site without any interference or degradation of service using
paired and unpaired spectrum allocations. These findings prove conclusively
that mobile network operators can safely offer the high-bandwidth low-latency services available on a TDD network on the cell sites with
existing or planned FDD deployments.
Chris Gilbert, CEO of IPWireless said, "This is another important step for
IPWireless, demonstrating that there is a UMTS solution for operators'
unpaired TDD spectrum which can leverage and work seamlessly with other UMTS
solutions. This solution will allow operators to offer a host of attractive
new services that have proven market appeal."
The world's first IOT test integrated IPWireless' TDD Radio Access Network
(RAN) via the Iups interface (between RNC and SGSN) with Nortel Networks
market leading packet core solution, which is deployed by a number of major
Alain Biston, president and general manager, UMTS Networks, Nortel Networks
said, "This test with IP Wireless demonstrates the high interoperability of
our intelligent packet core solution with multiple wireless access technologies."
IPWireless is supplying their 3GPP standards compliant UMTS TDD Mobile
Broadband technology equipment including Node Bs, Integrated Network
Controllers and end user PC cards (PCMCIAs). Via the PC card, the IPWireless solution gives laptop and PDA users mobile Internet access at
speeds up to 1.5Mbps - faster than the fixed line Broadband rates currently
available. In a fully deployed network, broadband coverage is as ubiquitous
as with today's GSM networks. This offers a multitude of new revenue
streams for mobile network operators and the services that business and
residential users are demanding.
IPWireless offers mobile broadband, an extremely disruptive technology that
is on track to change the way people around the world communicate, access
the Internet, and use a host of applications at home, at the office, or on
For more information about IPWireless, visit
the company's Web site at www.ipwireless.com.
MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Interoperation
of 3G mobile and broadband is a significant requirement. IPWireless
has demonstrated that it can be done effecively.
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