Vodafone and Ericsson expand HSDPA network

20 Sep 2006

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has expanded its HSDPA wireless coverage using equipment supplied by Ericsson, the Swedish vendor said in a statement. Vodafone launched its first HSDPA services under the banner 3G Broadband in June. So far Vodafone offers HSDPA in Greater London (within the M25), Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Swindon, Thatcham and Tyneside. A nationwide rollout covering its entire W-CDMA footprint is scheduled for completion by summer 2007. HSDPA is initially available to laptop datacard users, offering download speeds of up to 1.4Mbps (with an average of 400kbps to 700kbps) and upload speeds of up to 384kbps. Ericsson says in the future its HSDPA solution will enable peak download speeds of up to 14.4Mbps.

United Kingdom, Ericsson, Vodafone UK