Ericsson launches world's first 21Mbps embedded broadband module

Ericsson has also launched a 3G tablet module

Ericsson has unveiled what is claimed to be the first embedded mobile broadband module for notebooks to support 21Mbps HSPA networks. The company also announced a 3G module for tablet devices.

Launched at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week, the Ericsson F5521gw will go global in October but isn't expected to be seen in notebooks until 2011.

The Ericsson F5521gw module is capable of download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second and a maximum upload speed of 5.76Mbps. It features an in-built GPS function, Intel Anti-Theft Technology (version 3.0), and Ericsson's Wake-on Wireless system – which allows users to remotely 'wake up' their systems. A Quick Connect function, to connect to the Internet moments after resuming from sleep mode, is also available.

"With 63 HSPA Evolution networks up and running and another 116 networks planned around the world, data is now becoming available at high speeds. Our HSPA Evolution module reiterates Ericsson's commitment to help create a future where everything that can benefit from a connection will have one," said Mats Norin, vice-president of Ericsson mobile broadband modules.

Ericsson also announced a 3G module for tablet devices, the F3307. It will support download speeds up to 7.2Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76Mbps and was made available globally for commercial purposes yesterday.

Kursten Leins, head of strategy and marketing for Ericsson Australia and New Zealand, said that these developments are a response to the growing mobile broadband market. "Increasing numbers of laptops and netbooks sold in Australia and New Zealand are featuring embedded 3G modems and laptop manufacturers are bullish about the growth potential. The latest Ericsson embedded modules will help to meet the burgeoning consumer demand for mobile broadband and deliver a more enjoyable experience for users on the go, offering always-on access to the cloud while providing consumers with a better overall experience."

Both Ericsson modules were created in collaboration with Intel.

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