Nokia Lands High-Speed Wireless Contract From U.S. Army

Motorola is cutting jobs and watching profits drop. What's Nokia up to? Making deals with the world's largest military power. That was a no-brainer.

The U.S. Army has awarded Nokia a contract to build a WCDMA 3G/HSDPA network which will be installed at an undisclosed Army Research and Development Center. The mobile communications operator boasted its Nokia MSC Server System can save operating expenses of between 30 and 70 percent compared to legacy switching technologies. Nokia may already provide High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology to 66 3G customers, but the American Army still has to evaluate HSDPA for potential defensive applications.

News source: InformationWeek

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