Fujitsu to Develop Super 3G Base Stations
Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has been selected in NTT DoCoMo’s procurement process to develop and manufacture prototypes and commercial equipment for DoCoMo’s super 3G wireless base stations. Fujitsu has been actively involved in the 3GPP’s standardization initiatives from the outset, and has been developing the fundamental technologies required to improve spectrum efficiency for the Super 3G standard, such as multi-antenna system and OFDM technologies.
As the Long Term Evolution(1) specification being promoted as an international standard by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)(2), super 3G is expected to improve 3G cellular system performance exponentially. Super 3G enables superfast mobile communications, with downlink transmission rates of over 100 Mbps and uplink rates of over 50 Mbps, and is expected to provide an advanced environment for services such as high-speed video distribution as well as enable improved spectrum utilization.
Along with further strengthening its partnership with DoCoMo and leveraging its cutting-edge devices and system development, to bring the Super 3G to fruition, Fujitsu is looking toward global expansion of its business as a global provider of comprehensive mobile solutions and as a leading contributor to the advancement of mobile communications.
1 – Long Term Evolution: The name of the Super 3G specification by the 3GPP.
2 – 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP): The partnership project that created
detailed specifications for IMT-2000 W-CDMA. Standards bodies throughout the
world are utilizing specifications created by the 3GPP as common specification
standards in various countries and regions. The 3GPP is a consortium comprised of
many companies and organizations, including the world’s leading wireless vendors
3 – Multi-Antenna System: Technology that employs multiple antennas to improve
4 – OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing): A method of data transmission
in which the frequency bandwidth is split into multiple frequency channels to
improve spectrum utilization efficiency and enable superfast transmission.
Source: JCN Newswire