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The transmissions were conducted between a CDMA wireless handset using the QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSM5000(TM) Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) chipset and system software, and a base station using the QCT CSM5000(TM) Cell Site Modem (CSM(TM)) chip. A number of applications were demonstrated, including live two-way video conferencing, simultaneous streaming video, chat, web browsing and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) operations. The video conference demonstration was conducted between a stationary laptop and an in-vehicle laptop while driving. Both systems used Qualcomm's 3G CDMA 1x trial handsets to establish Over-The-Air (OTA) packet data connections running at greater than 144 kbps in both directions simultaneously.

These speeds are much more promising than previous reports, but they were not demonstrated for a loaded network. I'd like to see the same demonstration with a loaded network. Since CDMA systems require power sharing, the throughput is sure to drop with multiple users.

-Q
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