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ST-Ericsson M5730 is HSPA+ modem for smartphones capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 21Mbps
Mobile devices equipped with the M5730 modem, which is already being sampled by customers, will be able to offer up to double the high-speed Internet browsing time of mobile devices using other HSPA+ 21Mbps modems.
ST-Ericsson’s M5730 is the world’s first two-chip 21Mbps modem and the smallest HSPA+ 21Mbps solution to date. Using just two chips makes the M5730 very compact, reducing the bill of materials for device manufacturers. It also has exceptionally low-levels of heat dissipation enabling it to be embedded in a very wide range of devices.
The M5730 makes use of the 64-QAM advanced modulation technique, providing end-users with higher average throughput speeds and enabling mobile operators to make more efficient use of their spectrum. ST-Ericsson’s field tests with mobile operators found the use of 64-QAM technology results in an average 30 percent increase in spectral efficiency.
On Sept 22, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (the GSA) reported that 73 HSPA+ networks are currently up and running and 127 operators in 59 countries have committed to HSPA+ network deployments.
ST-Ericsson’s customers will be able to quickly roll out devices based on the M5730 as it uses the same modem protocol software as the M570 HSPA+ 21Mbps platform which has passed several major American, Asian and European mobile operator IOT tests.