Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Telecom Italia Moves Ahead with 28 Mbps HSPA by Ericsson

Telecom Italia will initiate deployment of Ericsson's HSPA technology in early 2009 supporting top downlink speeds of up to 28 Mbps and upload speed of 5.8 Mbps.

Tests in Telecom Italia's mobile network will start early 2009 and initial deployment is planned in the city of Milan in June 2009. National coverage will follow in the second half of 2009.

The deployment will include Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO), a technology that uses two or more antenna branches to transmit data to a consumer. Actual customer download speeds can be less and will vary due to congestion, distance from the cell, local conditions, hardware, software and other factors.