Lucent Technologies continues to support high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) development. The latest: The equipment vendor completed a field trial in China.

The test over China Netcom's W-CDMA trial network was conducted at the ELE/PT Comm China 2005 trade show this week.

Lucent delivered its Flexent OneBTS base stations, Flexent Radio Network Controller, Flexent Serving GPRS Node and Gateway GPRS Support Node.

"We look forward to continuously working with our service provider partners to make more exciting, new mobile broadband services available to Chinese consumers and enterprises," Lucent's Vice President of Global Mobility R&D Mary Chan says.

Lucent maintains its W-CDMA systems can be upgraded to support HSPDA with a software upgrade.

In February of this year, Lucent unveiled an HSDPA trial in Japan with eAccess. Lucent delivered its IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) solution for the network, which will also incorporate HSDPA technology.

Lucent is not alone in its HSDPA advancement efforts, as activity in the arena continues to heat up. Nortel, Nokia, Motorola, Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless and Cingular Wireless are just a few of the other companies making HSDPA strides.