Vivo launches HSUPA services in 27 Brazilian cities

19 Sep 2008

Brazilian mobile operator Vivo has upgraded its 3.5G network with HSUPA services in 27 cities, reports Telecompaper. The deployment will allow users to benefit from higher upload speeds via an Aiko 82D modem, although the cellco intends to expand its device portfolio in the near future. HSUPA availability is initially available in the metropolitan areas of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Salvador. Vivo’s service offers a peak upload rate of 1Mbps with average data transfer of 500kbps with prices ranging from BRL49.90 (USD26.20) per month, for a capped 50MB service, rising to BRL119.90 for an unlimited service.