Cable & Telecom

Rogers to trial new Ericsson technology that will bring telecom, TV and wireless systems together

TORONTO - Rogers Communications today announced it will begin a trial of its third generation wireless services and applications with Ericsson. During the trial, Rogers and Ericsson will assess the capabilities of two key 3G technologies. 1. UMTS-HSDPA (Universal Mobile Telephone System - High Speed Downlink Packet Access) is the current state-of-the-art 3G network technology based on the world standard for wireless communications - GSM - and is a natural progression for Rogers' existing national GSM-GPRS-EDGE network that reaches 93% of the Canadian population. UMTS has already been widely deployed in markets throughout the world. HSDPA is an upgrade to...