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Issue #2003 - 21 (July 2003)
(Updated July 17, 2003)


3G News This Week

1. Panasonic announced that has developed the W-CDMA/UMTS Area Analyzer VS-2100A as measuring equipment to evaluate the reception area of W-CDMA base stations, which will be marketed on August 21, 2003.

This Area Analyzer enables customer to measure PCPICH signal (Primary Common Pilot Channel) for 64chs (in static mode) and acquire the decoded information of BCH (Broadcast Channel Information). Those data are linked with built-in GPS and plotted on the real map classifying the strength by color (option).

Due to miniaturization, customer can measure and analyze easily and accurately signals from base stations, signal strength of such as multipath and interference in the various fields irrespective of indoor or outdoor use in addition to in-vehicle use. Interference fluctuations, etc., occurring after start-up of operation can be easily measured and very effective in the design and evaluation of the W-CDMA area.


  • High accuracy and stability measurement with the delay spread profile method 
  • Maximum 4 channels of BCH can be acquired simultaneously 
  • 2 carriers measurement mode (2110MHz~2170MHz) (optionally installed in our factory) 
  • Maximum 64 channels of P-CPICH can be measured simultaneously/High speed sampling in 10ms/ch maximum 
  • In-vehicle, miniaturized /batteries-powered/SD memory loaded, effective for indoor measurement.
  • W 300 mm X H 60 mm X D 250 mm , Weight approx. 3.5 kg (batteries & accessories not Included)

Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. are primarily developing and manufacturing W-CDMA/UMTS communications measurement equipment. " Base station simulator " and "UE simulator" have been positively developed and sold as well as this Area Analyzer. This machine will be exhibited in "EXPO COMM WIRELESS JAPAN 2003" that is to be held at "Tokyo Big Site" from July 16 through 18,2003.

2. Hutchison 3G HK Teams Up with NEC and Siemens to Build World-Class 3G Mobile Network in Hong Kong
Hutchison 3G HK Limited (Hutchison 3G HK) has awarded a contract to NEC and Siemens mobile for the supply of the radio network of its third generation (3G) WCDMA-based network. Hutchison 3G HK targets to launch its 3 service in August 2003.

Under the contract, NEC and Siemens mobile will provide the major component of the 3G network other than the core network and supply Hutchison 3G HK with a world-class and comprehensive 3G radio access network comprising radio network controllers, radio base stations and network management system on a turnkey basis. The NEC and Siemens mobile's infrastructure is based on WCDMA technology and is fully compliant to the international specifications set by the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP).

Over 1000 radio base stations have been installed by NEC and Siemens mobile across Hong Kong. These base stations include a number of micro node-B "NB-341", which are cost-effective, space-saving base stations optimal for the smooth deployment and rapid expansion of service areas.

3. Lucent Technologies Sets Up First 3G Installation in Russia
Lucent has successfully completed an expansion of the SKYLINK network for Delta Telecom (Delta), the first Russian mobile operator to implement a third-generation (3G) mobile network in the 450 MHz frequency band based on CDMA2000 1X technology. The expansion, completed by Lucent in late June, will enable Delta to significantly increase its voice and high-speed data services coverage. 

See Lucent press release for more 

Source: 3G.co.uk site and press releases 

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