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Telstra Nearly Finished with eHSPA Network Upgrades

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Oct 6, 2008, 8:10 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Australia-based Telstra is among the first wireless providers in the world to upgrade its network to enhanced HSPA, also known as HSPA+. The eHSPA network will be capable of download speeds of 21Mbps. Other network operators around the globe plan to upgrade to eHSPA / HSPA+ before adopting LTE in the coming years. AT&T recently mentioned that it will continue to use its HSPA network for at least another two or three years, though it didn't mention specifically that it would choose to upgrade to eHSPA / HSPA+ before deploying LTE.

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Oct 6, 2008, 11:54 AM

21 or 2.1?

eHSDPA from Telstra is 21 mbps or 2.1 mbps?

21 sounds exaggerated.
I'm not much up on HSPA+ But Since capable is the operative word, I don't think 21mps is not really too exaggered. In reality though, I believe the actual speeds will be much lower.
HSPA+, based on the 3GPP Release 7 standard, provides data rates of up to 28 Mbps on the downlink and 11 Mbps on the uplink, significant increases in network capacity, reduced latency and an enhanced user experience for many data-intensive application...
It fails to mention that its the maximum speed the handset will allow. Its not real world. The stated speed of the original HSDPA which was first 7.2 Mbps then 14.4 Mbps really only saw a peak of 1.2 Mbps in real world. They don't even offer HSPA+ or ...
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