Vodafone K.K. Testing Flash-OFDM
Vodafone’s answer to 3.5G and NTT DoCoMo’s HSDPA will be trailed here later this year. Vodafone will be conducting fast low-latency access with seamless handoff Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (Flash OFDM) trials in the second half of the year in Tokyo that will test the ability to run 3Mbps wireless data networks.
Vodafone’s research and development unit will run a field test of the technology developed by New Jersey-based Flarion Technologies Inc. that is designed to connect portable devices in an all-IP (Internet Protocol) architecture that provides communications one order of speed faster then W-CDMA. For an excellent summary of this story, see IDG’s recent article.