HSPA+ Adaptor and World's First Plug-and-Play TV Data Card Being
Announced at MWC
SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 16 /CNW/ -- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE"), a leading
global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today
announced the launch of two innovative cards as part of its high speed packet
access (HSPA) product family. The MF662 is a compact HSDPA+ data card,
offering consumers enhanced data speeds, and the MF645 is a USB TV data card,
allowing viewers to watch digital TV from a laptop over the mobile broadband
The MF662 has been specifically designed for HSPA+ networks -- the
evolution of the current HSPA-based 3G network technology that will allow
users to have a much faster mobile broadband connection. The adaptor offers
download and upload rates of up to 21.6Mbps (up from 14.4Mbps on HSPA) and
ZTE's MF645 is the world's smallest TV data card, and is believed to be
the world's first plug-and-play data card. This USB modem enables consumers to
watch digital television on a computer or laptop over a 3G connection. As the
MF645 supports a download rate of up to 7.2Mbps, it offers a user experience
that is similar to traditional TV sets.
"HSPA+ is an important step in network evolution as it will lead to lower
connection cost, giving consumers access to innovative and effective services.
More importantly, it will help carriers test out the business case for next-
generation networks, opening the doors for LTE," said Zhang Yadong, general
manager of data cards, ZTE Corporation. "ZTE is reinforcing its leadership
position in the HSPA market by announcing two innovative data cards that will
provide consumers with a superior user experience."
The emergence of high-bandwidth services such as mobile TV, downloading
of music TV and film clips, 3D interactive games with multiple players, and
large volume mail services is placing significant strain on network speed and
capacity. HSPA+ will address this challenge by providing high download and
upload links and greater capacity.
ZTE is the world's second largest supplier of HSPA data cards and had
sold over 10 million data cards by the end of 2008. ZTE has a strong focus on
research and development (R&D), investing 10% of its annual sales in R&D and
employing a team of 1,000 R&D employees assigned in centres in Shanghai and
Xi'an in China, and in the USA and Sweden. Furthermore, ZTE is one of the few
manufacturers with the ability to provide 3G and WiMAX data cards for HSDPA,
HSUPA and HSPA+ as either multimedia data cards or embedded modems. ZTE's data
cards are being sold worldwide through 20 leading mobile operators.
Notes to the editor:
-- Dimensions of the MF645 TV data card are 93 x 28.8 x 12.9mm.
Its download and upload rates are of (up to) 7.2M and 2M respectively.
-- Dimensions of the MF662 HSPA+ data card are 69 x 27 x 12mm.
Its download and upload rates are (up to) 21.6 Mbps and 5.76M
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