Cingular customers to get high-speed service.
Cingular's UMTS network is based on Lucent technology. Cingular customers will use Merlin U520 UMTS Wireless PC Modem Cards, jointly developed by Lucent and Novatel Wireless, which support high-speed data connections on laptops, PDAs, and other mobile devices. Lucent says its UMTS solution can support HSDPA with a software-only upgrade to its existing equipment.
Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless is a key component of its UMTS strategy. The AT&T Wireless network gives Cingular the spectrum it needs for the new service. The combined Cingular/AT&T network footprint will make it possible to roll out high-speed data services in many parts of rural America.
Cingular could begin national rollout of UMTS in 2005.
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|Publication:||Mobile Business Advisor|
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2004|
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