HSPA

HSPA900 makes commercial debut in Poland

The rolling out of 3G services in the 900MHz spectrum band, traditionally reserved for 2G operations, is making headway. This week, the world’s first HSPA+ commercial network in the 900MHz band launched in Poland.

EMobile launches HSPA+ in Japan

Japanese wireless broadband operator EMobile said Wednesday it has launched HSPA+ services in the country, using kit supplied by Huawei.

2008 – the year of 3G for Latin America

Almost every Latin American mobile operator launched 3G services in 2008, as the region’s carriers scrambled to push data services in order to offset falling voice revenues and satisfy consumers’ growing hunger for value added products.

UK mobile broadband performance 75% slower than advertised

A five-month research project by customer experience management specialist Epitiro has found that real-life UK mobile broadband speeds reach, on average, only 24 per cent of the headline data rates advertised by carriers as maximum available throughputs.

HSPA takes tenth of European broadband market

High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) accounted for 11.6 per cent of the total number of broadband connections in Europe at the end of 2008, according to figures released this week.

mobilkom launches HSPA+

Austrian carrier mobilkom laid claim to being the first operator in Europe to launch the HSPA+ flavour of 3G technology on a commercial basis on Monday.

3 promises 21Mbps mobile broadband in Nordics

Nordic operator 3 Scandinavia is to beef up its HSPA network up to 21Mbps on the downlink. On Monday, the operator, which runs 3G networks in Sweden and Denmark, said it has tapped Swedish kit vendor Ericsson to upgrade its networks. The upgrade will give 3’s customers improved access to mobile broadband services, including internet […]

WiMAX to lose out to HSPA+, LTE

An estimated 2.1 billion wireless broadband customers are forecast to generate $784bn in service revenue by 2015, according to figures released this week. But industry analyst Analysys Mason warns that cellular technologies are set to dominate the wireless broadband services market, with twenty times as many users as WiMAX by the end of 2015. Analysys […]

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