Tag Archives: HSPA
For those who may not have the money or the patience for LTE, there is HSPA+. Long advocated as the best possible stop-gap measure between 3G and 4G, the network technology has now been put in place by more than 100 commercial networks around the world. Continue reading
There was a certain amount of confusion last year when T-Mobile began advertising it’s HSPA+ network as full 4G (see our report). In order to avoid that kind of thing, AT&T has announced it’s plans for both LTE and HSPA+ networks next year… but it also refers to HSPA+ as 4G. Oh well. I guess no one really cares about the specs decided on by the ITU. Continue reading
There are probably going to be a lot of people going over this territory, but I wanted to give a brief run-through for those who don’t want to read through pages of technical specs. T-Mobile USA is making a lot of noise about the growth of it’s 4G network in the United States… but it doesn’t have a 4G network in the States. It’s got an advanced 3G network. Don’t worry, I’ll keep this simple. Continue reading
Rating: Apparently they’re LTE and HSPA already says Berg
Recent research from Berg Insight claims that mobile broadband subscribers (or HSPA/LTE connected PCs as it claims) accounted for 17.3 per cent of all broadband connections in Europe by Q1 2010. Given that there are virtually no LTE terminals out there at present and HSPA is still not the majority this is a pretty intriguing figure. Continue reading
AIRCOM International has announced today that mobile operators should be looking at options other than LTE. For networks that are struggling to keep up with the explosion in mobile data usage, AIRCOM says they should consider the much cheaper option of HSPA+
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The GSMA has released figures from Wireless Intelligence which show that mobile broadband in the shape of HSPA networks are expanding fast. There are now 285 commercially operating HSPA networks, supporting more than 167.5 million connexions.
The research has also revealed that there are over 1,600 HSPA-enabled [...]
Busy, busy, busy. China Mobile has announced reaching the half-billion mark on mobile subscribers. After last weeks high-speed 3G launch in Philadelphia, T-Mobile USA has announced a 2010 HSPA+ rollout. Orange has released a super cheap phone for the elderly. Incredibly cheap tariffs have seen Bharti climb to the no.5 spot for voice minutes used… and more. Continue reading
Motorola today unveiled its drive for 4G-capable consumer products. The company announced mini-cards for any manufacturer that wants to integrate mobile 4G or high-speed 3G connections into their products. There are three mini-cards: one each for LTE, WiMAX and HSPA.
Motorola is announcing the cards for any networked consumer products, but they’re particularly targeted at mobile [...]
I was delighted to be invited to an invite only GSMA round table at CTIA on mobile broadband. I am not the guru on broadband I thought it would be a great learning opportunity and it was. I have to say, I think that I might need to learn a bit more as when it [...]
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I really should give a shameless plug to the Huawei E220 HSDPA USB modem which has provided me with access when all other modes of communication have struggled. It’s been kindly loaned to me by the GSMA and Vodafone Spain.
Installation of this modem was literally a piece [...]