Ericsson to demo HSPA Evolution tech

Ericsson will conduct the world's first demonstration of end-to-end HSPA Evolution technology with speeds of up to 42Mbps at CTIA Wireless 2008 to be held in Las Vegas in April.

In a statement, Ericsson said these speeds are achieved by combining new higher order modulation technology together with 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output antenna technology.

The first step of the HSPA evolution will be introduced during 2008, the company said.

The improved speed will assist operators in leveraging existing network infrastructure to meet growing consumer appetite for advanced multimedia services.

The demonstration will be made using a handheld form-factor device based on Ericsson Mobile Platforms access technology.

Ericsson's WCDMA/HSPA Radio Access Network solutions offer an evolutionary path for HSPA Evolution. For example, the RBS 3000 family of Ericsson base stations has support for both HSPA Evolution and LTE.

Ericsson's recently launched next-generation radio base station family, the RBS 6000 series, offers a enhanced multi-standard solution that supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA Evolution and LTE, all in a single package.