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Toshiba integrates Ericsson broadband modules in notebooks

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:broadband module? Toshiba notebook? HSPA?

Toshiba Corp. has selected Ericsson's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) mobile broadband modules for its business laptop range in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

As the use of WLAN technology becomes increasingly widespread, the demand for real mobile broadband access to the Internet and company networks anytime/anywhere has significantly increased. Market analysts predict that laptops will remain the key mobile productivity tool for business and HSPA technology will play a key role in this.

Thomas Teckentrup, general manager Toshiba Computer Systems Division Europe, said, "Toshiba and Ericsson complement each other very well. While Toshiba has a strong position in the business laptop market, Ericsson has a lot of experience in the mobile broadband business. Through this partnership, we will create products that are greatly beneficial to our customers, assisting them in every aspect of their business lives."

"With the integration of our mobile broadband module into Toshiba's business laptops we are supporting Toshiba's vision of offering real mobile broadband connectivity to business users" Mats Norin, VP mobile broadband modules, Ericsson, said.

Users of Toshiba business laptops will soon benefit from Ericsson's latest wireless broadband technologies with modules allowing data rates of up to 7.2Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 2Mbit/s in the uplink. The module also has a GPS receiver, to be used together with positioning applications. Toshiba plans to release first laptops equipped with Ericsson's mobile broadband modules in 2H 08.

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