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Maximum HSDPA Speed Doubled Again

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Mar 31, 2006, 1:38 PM   by (staff)

Nortel and Qualcomm have completed successful tests of HSDPA Class 8 equipment in 850, 900 and 2100 MHz. Class 8 upgrades HSDPA's maximum download speed to 7.2 Mbps. Current networks, such as Cingular's, running on Class 6 equipment have a maximum speed 3.6 Mpbs. Nortel did not reveal whether current base stations can be upgraded from Class 6 to Class 8, or when Class 8 equipment would become available to carriers and manufacturers. There is still one more upgrade in HSDPA's future which would again double download speeds. Class 10 HSDPA is expected to reach downloads of 14.4 Mbps.



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Mar 31, 2006, 2:56 PM

bare with me I'm trying to learn

so cingular is currently deploying WCDMA (UMTS) technology correct? and it is to be followed by HSDPA upgrades in 2006. So is HSDPA completly deployed????? I think i have the above correct. so there is nothing new to be excited about until Class 10 HSDPA and then we will reach some real good speeds right? when they say 14.4 Mbps i dont have any understanding of exactly how fast that is. can someone give me some sort of guildline for me to understand better.

i got all this off your site but still what does the below mean

HSDPA is standardized by the 3GPP in UMTS Release 5. What is 3GPP stand for? Thanks
Well at those speeds you will be downloading faster than you do with most DSL and Cable internet services... until of course, they upgrade Cable download speeds to 100Mbps... which I dont remember where I read but is supposedly coming soon...
also lets say cingular was running on HSDPA 10 right now how would that compare to Sprint REV A launch? would it be the same or would sprint or cingular be faster?
lol the glossary has everything


3rd Generation Partnership Project

meaning the three different technology steps i get it 😁

Very interested in technology, I love it!

Anyway, Cingular is currently deploying UMTS/HSDPA onto their networks, but first they must put on UMTS then they will put on HSDPA afterwards. (HSDPA is a software upgrade- put on each site a...
everywhere cingular has launched 3G, they have used HSDPA class 6 base stations. this means that the NETWORK is capable of 3.6 mpbs (peak) download and 350 kbps (peak) upload. HOWEVER cingular is rolling out siginificantly slower phones. the first han...
HSDPA is released in every market that has been upgraded. I think some people made it out to seem like it was only UMTS, but Cingular is deploying HSDPA from the get-go.
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