CDG, 3GPP2 collaborate on ultra mobile broadband technology

18 Aug 2006

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) and the Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) announced that their collaboration has achieved several key milestones towards defining and developing a well planned and technically sound evolution of cdma2000 technology specifications.
A system requirements document (SRD) for the next air interface evolution of cdma2000 was approved by 3GPP2 last May.
These requirements were developed in close cooperation with CDG operator member companies and other key industry players to ensure that future market needs are fully addressed by the resulting specifications.
This common framework agreement was based upon a consolidated framework supported by industry leaders including Lucent Technologies
According to the SRD, using scalable bandwidths up to 20 MHz, the forward link and reverse link peak data rates should be capable of up to 500 Mbps and 150 Mbps in a stationary indoor environment, and up to 100 Mbps and 50 Mbps in a mobile environment, respectively.
The SRD has also set the requirements for improved voice quality and capacity, cell edge coverage, flexible spectrum allocations, inter-technology handoffs, and reduced system latency for VoIP and advanced multimedia packet services.
A very important goal in developing these specifications will be to reduce an operator's CAPEX and OPEX by incorporating new and advanced wireless technologies into the industry's leading-edge 3GPP2 system architecture.
Significant progress towards developing a more advanced air interface for the next evolution of the cdma2000 standard has also been made.
At the 3GPP2 meeting in Montreal this month, the working group that was chartered by technical specification group reached an agreement on defining a common framework for frequency division duplexing operations based on the evaluation and harmonization of various air interface proposals that were submitted to the 3GPP2.
Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG commented, 'The rapid manner in which the 3GPP2 has been able to come to an agreement on the requirements and framework for the newly developed 'ultra mobile broadband' specifications demonstrates the organizations' cooperative nature and ability to respond quickly to the demands of the marketplace with the latest in technology.'
'Mobile operators worldwide have deployed 3G mobile networks serving well over 250 million subscribers based on 3GPP2 specifications,' said Dr. Y.K. Kim, chair of the 3GPP2 Steering Committee. 'These operators are now looking to 3GPP2 for the next major advancement in mobile communication technology so they can address the market needs of their users.'

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