Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sierra Wireless Develops 21 Mbps HSPA+ Modems for Telstra's "Next G"

In collaboration with Telstra, Qualcomm, and Ericsson, Sierra Wireless is developing the first wireless data devices for the HSPA+ standard, which offer peak download speeds of 21 Mbps over Telstra's "Next G" network -- three times faster than currently available HSPA modems. Shipments for customer trials are expected to begin in coming months, with a commercial launch to follow.

HSPA+ is also known as HSPA Evolution or Evolved HSPA (eHSPA). In addition to significantly increasing data speeds, the standard reduces latency, boosts network capacity, and provides an enhanced user experience.

Telstra recently confirmed it is on track to begin rolling out the new technology to the Next G wireless network by the end of this year.

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