Broadband access is also getting even faster for UMTS mobile communications. According to RenÃƒÂ© Obermann, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Mobile Communications at Deutsche Telekom, commercial use of what is known as high-speed UMTS based on HSDPA will be launched in time for CeBIT 2006.
Speeds will initially be increased to up to 1.8 Mbit/s. This is particularly practical for using Internet applications on devices in the fast-growing pocket computer segment and for laptop applications.
"High-speed UMTS will then be available wherever T-Mobile already offers UMTS coverage. HSDPA enables us to offer a high-speed mobile experience outside our WLAN network, which offers access to 16,500 hotspots worldwide."
Transmission speeds will gradually even be increased to up to 7.2 Mbit/s. HSDPA also enables complex intranet applications or Internet pages to be accessed quickly and significantly reduces the time spent waiting for pages to load. T-Mobile will incidentally be the first operator to put HSDPA-enabled laptop cards onto the market in the fall.
Cheers ~ Arne