Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) says it will be offering mobile data packages with peak download speeds of 21Mbps by mid-2009, rising to 28Mbps by year-end. The services, based on HSPA+ technology, will initially work via PC datacards using Qualcomm chipsets, CellularNews reports. Ericsson will supply equipment for the network upgrade. ‘This is truly a game-changing milestone for the European mobile market,’ said Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Europe. ‘Telecom Italia is leveraging our technology to enable a new generation of wireless services that redefine the capabilities of the mobile internet and transform the wireless experience,’ he added.