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Cingular To Upgrade HSDPA To 7.2 Mbps Next Year

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Dec 8, 2006, 12:07 PM   by (staff)

According to an official from Qualcomm, Cingular is set to launch even faster HSDPA in 2007, possibly as early as next month. The carrier will upgrade to a maximum download speed to 7.2 Mbps to the network, though with HSDPA upload remains capped at 384 Kbps. The faster speeds will only be available to users with new data cards, just as 3.6 Mbps is only available to cards users now. Cingular's handsets are still limited to 1.8 Mbps downloads. A number of companies including Option and Novatel have recently announced 7.2 Mbps HSDPA capable cards would be shipping soon, adding further credence to Qualcomm's statement.

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Dec 9, 2006, 9:02 AM

Sorry for GSM technology...

News Repost....

CDG Defines EV-DO Revision C, Renames Standard
Tuesday, 11:43 AM source: CDG

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced preliminary details of EV-DO Revision C, which uses additional technologies to squeeze even more data into a fixed amount of spectrum. The latest version of EV-DO will take advantage of every modern wireless technology and buzzword to pack spectrum with as much data as possible, including CDMA, TDM, OFDM, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) advanced antenna techniques. The standard, which will be called Ultra Mobile Broadband, is capable of download speeds up to 280 Mpbs, although the CDG has not yet said how much spectrum will be required to re...
I'd like to see someone actually offer that.. 20MHz of spectrum.
The main problem with CDMA is that its lack of global roaming ability, being stuck with that ANSI core. Technically speaking, GSM can (and has) used different types of air interface, f...
7.2Mbps early 2007...

Rev A is not even completely deployed... 🙄 Then there will be "B" and "C"
In the mean time (Jan 2007) for GSM there will be 7.2Mbps with HSDPA 😈
hmm... Ultra Mobile Broadband sounds like a sweet idea... but why not an Ultra Mobile Network... One network that we can all agree on... like some combination of GSM and CDMA... or something... where you can use sim cards, global roaming, and great da...
According to a previous article posted here... this is what's in store for GSM

At ITU Telecom in Hong Kong, several manufacturers are showing off HSUPA, the next evolution in 3G technology after HSDPA. Qualcomm will be demonstrating an HSUPA networ...

Dec 11, 2006, 5:24 PM


7.2 Mbps. Okay. When pigs fly.
muchdrama said:
7.2 Mbps. Okay. When pigs fly.

Yeahhh, I did hear about that. They expect to have pigs flying by early next year.

Dec 8, 2006, 3:35 PM

3.6 MBPS Phones?

Are phones always going to be stuck at 1.8 MBPS? Are there any planned releases for 3.6 MBPS? Does anyone know if hacking is possible on 1.8 phones to get them to 3.6?
it probably 1.8 MBPS because of the hardware

I think Cingular would keep it that way because phone users won't need more than 1.8 even with video services

Dec 8, 2006, 12:15 PM

HSDPA Upgrade vs EVDO Upgrade - Price and Hardware

For months I have been going back and forth between EV-DO and HSDPA. The one topic that kept me from committing to either technology was the migration path to newer (or upgraded) revisions. I have finally settled on Cingular's HSDPA because out of the three (Sprint, Verion, and Cingular) it has given me the best overall customer experience (support and speed).

But now here is the question, I just bought a new DELL Laptop with the integrated HSDPA card. With this upgrade coming to Cingular's network does that mean my internal card will have to be upgraded to take advantage of these new speeds? Like the Rev A to B that Sprint offers? Or are HSDPA upgrades only linked to tower upgrades and does not mean anything to the client side? A...
some 3.6 hardware is software upgradeable to 7.2, but not all of it. i don't know of any rev. a data cards that are software upgradeable to rev. b. i'm not sure if that is possible. i wonder where you got that information.
The computers with integrated cards are hardwired to the logicboard of the computer - similar to a wifi unit, but a little bigger. Unless there's a serious firmware/software for the card from Dell (which isn't likely), you'd have to open the case, un...
One BIG thing to remember is that when you have Sprint you have the largest broadband network + you have full access to Alltel's EV-DO network! Compared to the few cities Cingular actually cares to cover.

Dec 11, 2006, 10:22 AM

GSM migration to WCDMA (HSDPA)


Dec 8, 2006, 6:05 PM

I'll believe it when I have a 7.2mbps aircard! ! !

Cingular doesn't seem to be the kind of company to jump ahead of the rest of the pack so fast like this. It's always been the case, at least so far, that Verizon does everythng first, navigation and video on phones have been available from Verizon for what, 18 months,. . .so I'd be extremeley surprised and impressed if Cingular actually jumped ahead of the rest of the pack like this.

But if they do, you can be, I'll be one of the first to order an aircard from Telesales, and I'll call Cox up and cancel my service, I'm currently getting 6mbps from Cox, which is great, BUT, it's not wireless.
Cingular was not able to get into the 3G game any sooner (unlike the other big boys) cuz of network integration was not complete. Now that it is, it's going to be a whole different game. You'll see...
um nextel was the first with navigation, then sprint, then verizon just lauched it a couple months ago.

Cox and comcast are nice speeds on wired, but 7.2mbps is highly unlikely because of the technology on the same voice tower. 1.8 mbps isnt achiev...

Dec 8, 2006, 6:32 PM

Rev. A as good as current version of HSDPA

Rev. B will blow the new version (being talked about in this article) of HSDPA out of the water. WiMax is also not too far off.
Ah heck, I'm happy with 7-10mbps, that speed can handle good size video files just fine, maybe 20mbps for high definition video files. But anything beyond that, I just don't think is all that necessary, I already have 6mbps from Cox, click, and I'm th...
Rev B will require a lot of work to deploy...especially for higher end speeds. Sure 280Mbps is attainable, but requires 20MHz of MIMO to do it. I don't think it would be a quick roll out. HSDPA 7.2 is a software upgrade, and most changes are at the...

Dec 8, 2006, 1:50 PM

Does that mean new commercials?

I am not the type to make fun of anyone or anything because I truly believe what goes around comes around. And I do not want to start a carrier war, but I can't wait to see what Cingular's marketing department comes up with in response to the Sprint commercial where they compare EDGE to Broadband. Especially the one where they have the old Western with the guys doing a quick-draw.

yes that would be realy fun to see

Dec 8, 2006, 5:56 PM

When will they get HSUPA?

Having super fast downloads is great. But if upload speeds are capped so slow it really makes your laptop one dimensional. Many use the internet to transmit data, not just download it.
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