A High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) data card has been developed by Option Wireless and is currently being demonstrated today at CeBIT in Hannover Germany. The HSDPA data cards are capable of speeds up to 1.5 Mbps, offering a true mobile broadband comparible Internet solution. DVD-quality video streaming, office applications, interactive gaming and anything else your mobile lives desire will be possible.
Using infrastructure equipment from Nortel and Siemens, the UMTS wireless standard will allow for mobile network operators to offer extremely high-speed data and voice services across Europe, Japan and North America. HSDPA will also reduce operating costs compared to current UMTS networks by boosting network capacity to almost double the wireless users per cell site.
Earlier this week LG and Nortel teamed up to announce the first HSDPA mobile handset that offers the same high-speed access as the Option Wireless data card.