Monday, March 30, 2009

Ericsson Pushes HSPA to 56 Mbps

Ericsson announced a new performance record for HSPA wireless technology -- a peak of 56 Mbps in the downlink.

HSPA multi-carrier technology with MIMO, which is currently being standardized, is scheduled for commercial deployment in 2010. By the end of 2009, Ericsson will support commercial deployment of multi-carrier technology with speeds up to 42Mbps - an achievement successfully demonstrated at the recent Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.

Ericsson will demonstrate HSPA multi-carrier MIMO technology, providing peak downlink data rates of 56Mbps, at this week's CTIA Wireless exhibition in Las Vegas. The demonstration will be carried out with a concept-design version of an Ericsson HSPA-enabled mobile-broadband router. This consumer device can be used anywhere broadband access is needed, sharing a mobile-broadband connection between multiple consumers and providing efficient use of the high-speed broadband connection.