Ericsson and Telefónica Móviles run live HSDPA services at 3GSM in Barcelona

Telefónica Móviles runs live HSDPA-enabled services at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 13-17, with an HSDPA solution based on Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERICY) commercial hardware and software.

The HSDPA-enabled network covers the 3GSM World Congress area and parts of the city, including hotels. Access to the services at 3GSM World Congress is enabled for selected users.

Mobile broadband ensures access to e-mail, on-line music, the internet and mobile TV anywhere. By exploiting the capabilities of HSDPA in the network, the services will have all the necessary prerequisites for mass-market uptake.

HSDPA, the first step in the evolution path of WCDMA, enables download data speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, offers operators more than double the system capacity and reduces the response time for interactive services.

WCDMA is the dominant 3G technology, selected by eight of the world's ten largest operators. Ericsson expects that, by 2007, as many as 80 percent of all mobile subscribers will be served by the GSM/WCDMA family, in which Ericsson holds the leading position with a 35 percent market share.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.



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