Ericsson Speeds HSPA Evolution Up to 42Mbps
Today Ericsson noted that it has successfully reached peak download speeds of 42Mbps on its commercially available HSPA Evolution networking equipment. The previous top speed of HSPA Evolution was 28Mbps. According to Ericsson, operators only need to upgrade the software of their HSPA equipment to enable HSPA Evolution. Ericsson recently announced the launch of the first Long Term Evolution network, which is being run by TeliaSonera in Stockholm, Sweden. HSPA Evolution is the last step in the 3G evolution chain before LTE.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
Verizon Claims Real-World Speed of 953 Mbps in LTE-LAA Trial
Verizon Wireless says it has attained peak download speeds as high as 953 Mbps in a field test conducted on Boca Raton, Fla. The test was completed with commercially available equipment from Ericsson and Qualcomm using Verizon's cell tower and backhaul.
This could beat WiMAX
The downside? Uploads will probably be in the same 2 Mbps range that they are right now with the current HSPA tech. So we're looking at a DOCSIS channel's worth of download capacity and half a DOCSIS 1.1 channel of upload capacity. Still, 20/2 in the real world is about 40% of what you can get right now on LTE, and it's a tad faster than current WiMAX implementations on the download side. That said, if Clear decides to turn off the 1 Mbps upload cap on their WiMAX service they can leave HSPA+ in the dust, in its ...
42m thats more like it
If this is successfully done right here in US