T-Mobile trials Flarion mobile broadband data system in Europe
Flarion Technologies announced this week that T-Mobile International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, is conducting a trial of Flarion’s Flash-OFDM mobile broadband data system in The Hague, the Netherlands.
T-Mobile has been testing the system in both Europe and the U.S. since 2003 and will now collect data on usage and customer behavior, according to Flarion. The system typically provides downlink speeds of 1.2 Mb/s with bursts to 3.2 Mb/s, and uplink speeds of 300-500 kb/s, with bursts to 900 kb/s. Because Flash-OFDM is an IP-based radio technology with sub 50ms latency, existing enterprise applications will be fully transparent, the company said.