First 'supercharged' data transmission in Japan

BB Mobile and Nortel say the have successfully completed Japan's first "supercharged" wireless data transmission. The 14.4 Mbps data, traveling 30 times faster than today's commercially deployed wireless networks, used UMTS technology, claim the companies. Live field tests were conducted with mobile handsets on BB Mobile's wireless network built by Nortel. The trial, at 1.7 GHz, marked the first time high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology has been demonstrated by any operator or wireless infrastructure supplier in Japan, based on published announcements, say the companies.

For more details on the high-speed wireless data test:
- check out this WirelessIQ article