Ericsson launches HSPA in 2.6GHz band

Ericsson announced the launch of infrastructure and device platforms for W-CDMA/HSPA in the 2.6GHz frequency band.

Ericsson said the move was followed increased interest from mobile device manufacturers in launching 2.6GHz devices, and with new licenses in that range becoming available.

Ericsson will add 2.6GHz products to its family of W-CDMA and HSPA device platforms and PC cards by the end of 2008, it said in a statement.

The new 2.6GHz products would bring HSPA economies of scale to operators with 2.6GHz licenses, said Ulf Ewaldsson, vice president and head of Ericsson's radio product area.

He said HSPA is already deployed in the 850, 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2100MHz bands, and would soon be operating in the 900MHz range.

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