Ericsson Breaking 3G speed record with 42Mbps HSPA achievement

  •          World-first 42Mbps HSPA achievement on commercial products
  •          Increases speed for every user, enables true "instant access"
  •          Made possible only by software upgrade

 Mobile broadband with
HSPA continues to evolve. In a world with a continuous demand for
faster speed, industry leaders are keen to upgrade networks in order to
give consumers an even better experience. Australian operator, Telstra
was amongst leading operators who were in attendance when Ericsson demonstrated its latest mobile broadband technology,
HSPA Evolution with 42Mbps, near Stockholm, Sweden.

It was the first time
in the world such speeds was achieved on commercially-available
products. Until now, consumers have seen network speeds of 28Mbps at

Michael Rocca, acting
Chief Operations Officer of Telstra says: "The Telstra Next G network
has already changed the way Australians live and work with its speed,
capacity and coverage. What we are discovering with the HSPA Dual
Carrier tests is a super fast mobile broadband solution that, once
compatible devices are available, will deliver meaningful speed,
capacity and efficiency improvements on the network."

 Ulf Ewaldsson,
Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson says: "Our
studies show that consumers are thirsty for higher speed and choose
operators that can offer the best performance for an attractive price.
Our HSPA technology for 42Mbps is now available for deployment."

Faster speeds give
consumers a real feeling of "instant access". The new dual carrier
technology can be implemented with a software upgrade only and doubles
the speed for users everywhere in the cell of the mobile network, even
for users at the edge of the cell, where performance is generally
lower. This will also increase the capacity and operators can deliver
more gigabytes per base station, hence reducing the cost of delivering
mobile broadband to consumers.

hardware and software was used with the first commercial chipset for
42Mbps dual carrier technology. The average consumer download speed
achieved in the demo was a staggering 41.5Mbps.

 42Mbps is the peak
network downlink speed. Actual customer download speeds are less and
can vary due to congestion, distance from the base station, local
conditions, hardware, software and other factors.


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