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Ericsson equips Lenovo notebooks with built-in HSPA

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HSPA? notebook? mobile broadband?

Ericsson and Lenovo have partnered to provide select Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks with mobile broadband modules based on high-speed packet access (HSPA).

HSPA provides a DSL-like experience wirelessly and is currently capable of peak download rates of up to 14.4Mbit/s and peak upload rates of up to 2Mbit/s. There are currently more than 160 commercially deployed HSPA networks globally, serving more than one billion subscribers.

"Our engineering team is working with Ericsson's engineers to deliver ThinkPads with the fastest and most reliable connectivity available," said Frances O'Sullivan, senior VP, product group, Lenovo. "We firmly believe that this effort will dramatically change the user mobile experience, allowing ThinkPad customers to more easily search, download, share, and store information and content when they want."

"With mobile networks being upgraded globally to handle greater demand for Internet services and data connectivity, consumers are increasingly utilizing mobile phones and notebooks to access the high-capacity services that they have typically experienced only through a wired or Wi-Fi connection," said Kurt Jofs, executive VP and head of business unit networks, Ericsson.

Ericsson's mobile broadband modules provide the end user with a simple and cost effective solution for broadband access while on-the-go. Seamlessly integrated and optimized to work within the notebook, the built-in broadband module promises to take less power from the battery.

Market projections indicate that in 2011, approximately 200 million notebooks will ship annually and Ericsson anticipates that 50 percent of those notebooks will feature a built-in HSPA mobile broadband module. Users will increasingly have the option to take their broadband connections with them, delivering on the promise of full service broadband, which is anytime, anywhere access from the screen or device of choice.

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