NEC announced that theywill develop equipment for Super 3G handsets, following a request for proposal from NTT DoCoMo, NEC plans to deliver commercial Super 3G mobile handsets in 2010. The Super 3G standard is expected to provide super fast downlink data rates of over 100Mbps and uplink data rates of over 50Mbps, low-latency data transmission and improved spectrum efficiency. Super 3G features highly advanced versions of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) and high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA), which are W-CDMA packet transmission technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
As the main contractor of the joint development, NEC will manage all of the joint development of the Super 3G communication platform with Panasonic Mobile Communications and Fujitsu. Aiming to complete the development of a communication platform to realize the Super 3G mobile handsets within 2009, NEC, together with Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited, will actively promote development efforts. Via: JCN