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EVOLUTION: Vodafone Germany speeds up HSDPA and HSUPA
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 22.07.08 - 15:24:38 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12239x
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Vodafone Germany today announced that it has launched HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA at 5.8 Mbps in the city of Würzburg. Vodafone partnered with its DSL subsidiary Arcor by directly connecting all Node B's to Arcor's fiber optics DSL backbone in Würzburg.
While Würzburg is just a single test case yet, because Arcor has its own fiber optics network in place there, until end of this year Vodafone plans to upgrade other German hot spots to HSDPA 14.4 Mbps/HSUPA 5.8 Mbps as well. At the moment, the whole Vodafone UMTS network supports at least HSDPA at 3.6 Mbps and HSUPA at 1.45 Mbps (in hot spots, HSDPA is available up to 7.2 Mbps).

Not that I would be aware of a single hardware yet which supports HSDPA 14.4 Mbps or HSUPA 5.8 Mbps (not to talk about any Windows Mobile smartphone here), it's quite good to know that carriers continue to enhance the mobile data bandwidth.

Cheers ~ Arne


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