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NSN tests HSUPA technology in collaboration with Telecom Italia

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Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) says that it has, together with Telecom Italia, recently proven the benefits of HSUPA 16QAM (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) technology.

Telecom Italia tested NSN's new solution in its lab environment in the northern Italian city of Turin, achieving uplink data speeds of up to 11 Mbps. In combination with NSN receivers, the solution can double the peak upload data rate and significantly increase the network capacity.

An important part of this 3GPP- compliant solution is the NSN Flexi Multiradio Base Station. The devices supporting HSUPA 16QAM are already available on the market.

NSN's advanced Interference Cancellation receivers are already implemented in Telecom Italia's network. They reduce interferences caused by high bit rate users, raising uplink throughput by up to 50% and extending the device's battery life. The Frequency Domain Equalizer achieves an average of 10% to 20% gain in uplink throughput, and when combined with the HSUPA 16QAM solution, increase the peak uplink rate two-fold.

"We successfully tested NSN's HSUPA 16QAM solution and achieved uplink transmission rates of up to 11 Mbps," said Sandro Dionisi, director of Telecom Italia's Lab. "The results prove that this technology is effective in increasing uplink data speeds which results in a superior smartphone experience for our broadband customers, especially when they post materials and updates online."

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