Vodafone Italy makes first HSDPA data call

10 Aug 2005

Vodafone Italy has completed its first data call in conjunction with technical partner Nokia using high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology, a so-called ‘3.5G’ upgrade to the current UMTS cellular standard. The cellco reported achieving a connection speed of 1.5Mbps, significantly higher than the average rate for 3G transmissions of 384kbps.

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