Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ericsson Pushes HSPA to 84 Mbps

Ericsson has achieved a new performance record of 84 Mbps downstream using High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technology. The 84 Mbps set-up will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. At the same event last year Ericsson showed the world's first 42Mbps HSPA demo that is currently commercially available and being rolled-out by operators across the world.

The 84 Mbps achievement is made possible using Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO), higher-order modulation and multiple carrier techniques. Multi-carrier technology enables the recipient to receive data on 2, 3 or more frequencies simultaneously.

On January 20, operator 3 in Scandinavia announced that it has chosen Ericsson for the rollout of its 84Mbps HSPA network. The rollout covers all of Denmark and four major cities in Sweden. First phase of the rollout starts first quarter 2010. Commercial deployments of HSPA with 84Mbps can be expected the first half of 2011.

  • Ericsson supplies RAN equipment to half of the operators worldwide who have launched HSPA to date.