IPWireless, Sasken partner to enhance mobile broadband solutions

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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CANNES: IPWireless, the world leader in commercial mobile broadband deployments, on Tuesday announced a partnership with Sasken Communication Technologies Limited, a software provider to the wireless industry.

Under the agreement, IPWireless and Sasken will jointly develop wireless software stacks to enhance the functionality and capability of the IPWireless(TM) TDD solution as the company prepares for large-scale deployments worldwide.

"We are delighted that IPWireless has chosen Sasken as one of its software partners for the development of their UMTS TDD wireless products," said Prabhas Kumar, vice president and head, Networks Business Division at Sasken.

"Recent signs indicate that TDD market expansion will escalate during 2003, and as the premier TDD solutions provider, IPWireless will become a significant force in the mobile broadband industry. As IPWireless continues to roll out across the globe, this partnership will ensure that it delivers the most innovative and high-performance software on the market."

IPWireless Mobile Broadband access is the first total network solution on the market that complies with the industry standard UMTS TD-CDMA standard. The IPWireless solution will provide users with peak communications rates of up to 1.5Mbps, which will enable a whole new generation of wireless data services. Available for operation in the 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz licensed bands (the UMTS unpaired allocations); the IPWireless solution includes a complete network infrastructure solution and pocket-sized wireless modems and PCMCIA cards.

"By collaborating with Sasken, we will strengthen our development capability and expedite further enhancements to our market leading TDD solutions," said IPWireless' co-founder and executive vice-president Dr. William Jones. "We feel that more then ever, it is essential for us to adhere to the standard of excellence IPWireless has consistently delivered, and working with Sasken will ensure we maintain that commitment."

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