LTE, HSPA+, 3G, And GSM Platform

Sept. 21, 2010
In other LTE design and development news, ST-Ericsson and Sagem Wireless are developing a multimode platform for the launch of commercial multimode LTE/HSPA+ products. Sagem Wireless, which is based in Cergy-Pontoise, France, is working with ...

In other LTE design and development news, ST-Ericsson and Sagem Wireless are developing a multimode platform for the launch of commercial multimode LTE/HSPA+ products. Sagem Wireless, which is based in Cergy-Pontoise, France, is working with ST-Ericsson on a platform that can connect to LTE, HSPA+, third-generation (3G), and GSM networks. Their goal is to develop a mobile-broadband modem to be launched before the end of this year.

Supporting downlink speeds to 100 Mb/s via LTE and 21 Mb/s via HSPA+, Sagem Wireless' dongle modems will enable Internet gateways to offer very-high-speed wireless access. These modems will also enable laptop computers to get online wherever there is mobile coverage, giving end users a high level of flexibility. According to the GSM Association, there are currently 61 live commercial HSPA+ networks in 34 countries and 80 mobile operatorsspanning 33 countriesare committed to deploying LTE. Sagem Wireless plans to use this multimode platform to produce versatile modules that can bring high-speed mobile connectivity to laptops, netbooks, tablet computers, machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, and other devices.

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Paul Whytock | Editor-in-Chief

Paul Whytock is European Editor for Microwaves & RF and European Editor-in-Chief for Electronic Design. He reports on the latest news and technology developments in Europe for his US readers while providing his European engineering audience with global news coverage from the electronics sector. Trained originally as a design engineer with Ford Motor Co., Whytock holds an HNC in mechanical, electrical, and production engineering.

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