Ericsson demos 42Mbps HSPA on consumer products


December 21, 2009

Ericsson demos 42Mbps HSPA on consumer product

Ericsson demos 42Mbps HSPA on consumer product

Wireless technology is moving fast, and here's a reminder of just how fast. At the beginning of 2009 we were reporting on Australian Telco Teltra achieving a world record network speed of 21Mbps, now Ericsson has demonstrated its latest mobile broadband technology, HSPA Evolution, with lightning speeds of almost 42Mbps.

The demonstration near Stockholm, Sweden, achieved a download speed of 41.5Mbps - a world first on a chipset made from commercially-available products.

The reality is of course that customer download speeds are unlikely to hit the 42Mbps peak because of congestion and other factors, but like most consumers, we'll take any boost we can get.

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

Requiring a software upgrade, the new "dual carrier" technology doubles the speed for users everywhere in the cell of the mobile network and allows operators to deliver more gigabytes per base station.


Faster downloads also means that whatever you are downloading is finished much sooner, and allows the network to open up for another user\'s download.


Being a Canadian I wish we could have such technology. Problem in Canada is the federal government controls the communication systems and tells the communication companies what they can do, and who can do it. It\'s a government protected monopoly. Therefore, most of us are still using G2 technology and dreaming of the day we will be allowed to use G3. For Canadians, wireless download of speeds of 42 or even 21 Mbps sound like science fiction.

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