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Agere Systems supplies W-EDGE solution to Sony Ericsson

Posted: 27 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:w-edge? wireless? notebook pc? sony ericsson?

Agere Systems disclosed that Sony Ericsson has selected Agere Systems W-EDGE chipset and software for high-speed wireless connectivity in notebook PCs.

Agere's Sceptre HPU mobile platform, which offers dual-mode 3G/UMTS and EDGE capabilities, will be incorporated in Sony Ericsson's new GC95 PC card, to provide laptop users with broadband-level data rates and global wireless coverage for accessing the Internet, e-mail and personal and corporate networks.

Sony Ericsson's GC95 card is part of a broad range of solutions the company is delivering based on wireless machine to machine (M2M) technology.

Within operators' 3G service deployment plans, W-EDGE PC cards are being marketed for higher bandwidth services particularly in the lucrative enterprise market, and it is important that suppliers can demonstrate reliability and on-time delivery to meet operators' service roll-out objectives. For business travelers and mobile PC users, these cards offer a hassle-free alternative that delivers true high-speed wireless broadband performance virtually anywhere in the world. Agere's W-EDGE silicon and software ensures the fastest possible access speeds, delivering up to 384kbps downloads in 3G/UMTS coverage areas and up to 247kbps in GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks.

Agere's Sceptre HPU solution includes integrated baseband and power management functions, as well as a dual-mode software core leveraging a proven and tested GPRS and EDGE protocol stack used in millions of mobile phone handsets on the market today. Agere's GPRS/EDGE/3G solutions have been designed in to more than 100 phone models across 70 networks worldwide, and Agere continues to actively develop mobile products that advance network technologies beyond 3G to HSDPA data services.

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