Sunday, September 20, 2009

Huawei to Offer 56 Mbps HSPA+ Solution in 2010

Huawei announced plans to launch a 56 Mbps HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) commercial solution in 2010. The solution allows operators currently using Huawei' s fourth generation and 38xx series base stations to smoothly evolve their legacy networks to 56 Mbps HSPA+ networks via a software upgrade.

"Advances in mobile broadband, particularly record breaking data speeds and capacity of HSPA networks, have had a profound impact on the telecom industry and demonstrate the enormous potential of UMTS/HSPA," said Wan Biao, President of Wireless, Huawei. "This 56Mb/s HSPA+ solution will enable operators to maintain their industry leading positions and provide consumers with an evermore attractive mobile broadband experience."

As of August 2009, Huawei has over 10 commercial HSPA+ network contracts. In Asia Pacific, Huawei has deployed a commercial 28 Mbps HSPA+ network, and, along with leading operators including Japan EMOBILE, Singapore StarHub, Vodafone Turkey and Hong Kong PCCW, Huawei has launched five commercial HSPA+ networks which support downlink speeds of up to 21 Mbps.