Lenovo is teaming up with Ericsson to deploy wireless broadband technology in its laptop product lines.

Ericsson will provide Lenovo with hardware and software based on the technology known as HSPA. Lenovo is the first PC maker to choose the Ericsson offering.

HSPA can provide speeds up to 14 megabits per second for downloads and up to 2 megabits per second for uploads.

HSPA is one of the most widely deployed wireless broadband technologies.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Lenovo will begin incorporating the Ericsson technology this year.

"Lenovo is committed to PC innovation and providing our customers the latest functionality and tools to enhance their computing experience," said Fran O’Sullivan, senior vice president for the Product Group at Lenovo. She is based in Morrisville.

"Our engineering team is working with Ericsson’s engineers to deliver ThinkPads with the fastest and most-reliable connectivity available,” she added. “We firmly believe that this effort will dramatically change the user mobile experience, allowing ThinkPad customers to more easily search, download, share, and store information and content when they want."