Mon, 07 Mar 2005

From: AFP

LG, Nortel test new mobile service

SEOUL: South Korea's LG Electronics said on Sunday it had successfully tested a next-generation high-speed mobile phone service with its Canadian partner Nortel Networks.

The trial runs on the HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) service herald a new era of cell-phone users visually communicating, enjoying two-way games and watching TV while moving by car or train, it said.

The live test calls were conducted at Nortel's lab in France where LG Electronic commercial handsets succeeded in downloading audio and video data in real-world stability at a speed of 1.4 megabits per second, it said.

The HSDPA service will eventually ensure data transmission at a maximum speed of 14 megabits per second -- about seven times faster than the mobile phone services now in use, it said.

"LG Electronics is keen to develop early commercial handsets that are compatible with the HSDPA system, allowing us to lead the world's high-speed mobile phone market," LG Electronics president Park Moon-Hwa said in a statement. -- AFP