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.
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