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Cingular Moves Ahead With High-Speed Plans

The wireless service provider on Tuesday issued a call to telecommunications equipment companies to develop various pieces that would be used in its UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network. It has already signed up Lucent Technologies to provide equipment that currently supports data speeds of up to 2 megabits per second (mbps). The gear ultimately could support speeds of up to 14.4mbps.

The technology for Cingular’s third-generation, or 3G, network is meant to help the company offer high-speed Internet access, wireless audio and video, full-motion video and advanced multiplayer games to both businesses and consumers.

Read more at ZDNet.