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3Way Networks said on Tuesday that it has developed a short-range "3G" network for military applications.3Way Networks said on Tuesday that it has developed a short-range "3G" network for military applications.
The hand-portable UMTS network, dubbed DBX-m, supports up to 100 user devices. The equipment packs a complete 3GPP Release 5 compliant system with radio network, switching and packet elements into a tiny 30x56x80cm ruggedised case, the company said.
DBX-m can be used in conjunction with 3G terminals and NATO approved secure encryption devices, and the new generation of secure UMTS terminals currently in development. The system can be used standalone - providing a fully-functional local UMTS network - or connected to a satellite uplink employing commercial internet protocol, circuit-based, or military satellite infrastructure. The radio element of the system additionally features software-definable characteristics, allowing it to be re-banded to take advantage of military spectrum. The system runs on a 5-watt power supply.