• Support two basic modes: FDD and TDD modes
  • High chip rate (3.84 Mcps) and data rates (up to 2 Mbps)
  • Employs coherent detection on uplink and downlink based on the use of pilot symbols
  • Inter-cell asynchronous operation
  • Fast adaptive power control in the downlink based on SIR
  • Provision of multirate services
  • Packet data
  • Seamless inter-frequency handover
  • Intersystem handovers, e.g. between GSM and WCDMA
  • Support for advanced technologies like multiuser detection (MUD) and smart adaptive antennas