GSM Evolution to 3G

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  • EDGE launches in the 800/1800 and 1900 bands began in June 2003 with the launch of Cingular in Indianapolis. Telefonica Chile was the first Latin American operator to launch in October 2003, followed closely by TIM Brazil.
  • GSM Evolution to 3G

    1. 1. GSM Evolution to 3G Erasmo Rojas Director of Latin America and the Caribbean 3G Americas AHCIET Latin American Conference at CTIA Wireless 2005, March 16, 2005
    2. 2. 1G Analog Digital Voice 2G 3G+ 2.5G Voice Greater Network Capacity Improved Voice Quality Data Transmission Always-On Connectivity via Packet Data Technology GSM EDGE UMTS - WCDMA/HSDPA GPRS GSM Evolution Path to 3G 1984-1996+ 1992-2000+ 2001 Packet Data Multimedia Super High Speed Data Increased Capacity 2002-2005+ TDMA
    3. 3. Data Capacity Comparisons Source document: Rysavy Research Document, DATA CAPABILITIES: GPRS TO HSDPA, August 19, 2004 Optimized for data, VoIP in development 300-500 kbps 2.4 Mbps CDMA2000 1XEV-Data Optimized (DO) 50-70 kbps 153 kbps CDMA2000 1XRTT Backward compatible with WCDMA Two and a half to three and a half times that of WCDMA 550-1100 kbps 14 Mbps UMTS - HSDPA Simultaneous voice and data operation, enhanced security, QoS, multimedia support, and reduced latency Increased over EDGE for high-bandwidth applications 220 - 320 kbps 2Mbps UMTS - WCDMA Backward compatible with GPRS Double that of GPRS 100 – 130 kbps 473 kbps EDGE 30 – 40 kbps 115 kbps GPRS Other Features Capacity Average User Throughputs for File Downloads Peak Network Downlink Speed
    4. 4. Mobile Broadband: Defining Performance <ul><li>Throughput wars are meaningless; the Customer Experience is what counts </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Experience depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The application design (e.g. chattiness, size of transfers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The product of throughput and latency of the network </li></ul></ul></ul>Throughput Latency High Low Low High Application Performance Equivalent Performance Contour
    5. 5. The customer experience: wireless mobile broadband <ul><li>The plot of the throughput and latency performance of the competitive technologies are shown </li></ul>Throughput Latency High Low Low High GPRS 20-40 kbps 600 msec UMTS delivers today a mobile broadband performance comparable to anything in the market EDGE 100-130 kbps 600-900 msec 1xRTT 40-70 kbps 300-500 msec EDGE R4 100-130 kbps 300-500 msec EDGE with R4 is equivalent in latency and superior in bandwidth to 1xRTT UMTS 220-320 kbps 150-250msec EVDO 300-500 kbps 250-350 msec
    6. 6. Top 10 GSM countries in Latin America Brazil 25.2 M Mexico 17.1 M Colombia 5.1 M Chile 5.0 M Argentina 3.4 M Jamaica 1.7 M Venezuela 1.6 M Ecuador 1.4 M Peru 1.2 M El Salvador 0.9 M Subscribers Feb 2005 Source: Informa Telecoms & Media, WCIS, March 2005 63 Million!!
    7. 7. Brazil 3/2004 (America Movil) Chile 10/2003 1 st Launch 6/2003 Argentina 4/2004 (America Movil) 11/03 Barbados, Cayman, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (2004) Canada, 7/2004 Mexico 7/2004 Venezuela 10/2004 10/04 Mexico 10/2004 (America Movil) EDGE Launches in the Americas 23 operators 16 countries! TIM Brasil 1/2004 02/05 Updated 2/2005 EDGE Chile 08/2004 Colombia 03/2005 Paraguay 10/04 Paraguay 06/04 Uruguay 01/05 Bolivia 08/04
    8. 8. UMTS deployments in the Americas July 2004 Launched in Detroit Phoenix San Francisco Seattle Sept 2004 Launched in Dallas San Diego May 26, 2004 Cingular Taps Lucent for WCDMA/HSDPA Trial Network Cingular expected to launch HSDPA End 2005 – Early 2006
    9. 9. Cingular Wireless plans to launch UMTS/HSDPA in 15 - 20 markets by end 2005 Speeds between 400-700 kbps! Twice the speed of UMTS! Streaming High-Definition TV to mobile users HSDPA PC Cards Available end 2005 In 2006, 3% of all UMTS devices will support HSDPA Over half of all UMTS devices will be HSDPA-enabled by 2010 Source: Strategy Analytics forecast, Jan 2005
    10. 10. Global UMTS Network Status March 1, 2005 Networks in Service 64 Pre-Commercial 8 Planned/In Deployment 47 Trial 14 License Awarded 10 Potential License 23
    11. 11. Erasmo Rojas Director, Latin America & Caribbean 3G Americas [email_address] Office: 972 516 4213 Thank you!

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