Vodafone promises 43Mbps mobile broadband by year-end

1 Feb 2010

Vodafone Portugal has announced that it will complete the deployment of HSPA+ Release 8 technology across its network by May 2010, aiming to commercially launch the upgrade by year-end, Exame Informatica reports. The announcement came as Vodafone successfully demonstrated peak download speeds of 43Mbps, while claiming that upload speeds of up to 11Mbps will be available. The company is currently deploying the network in partnership with Qualcomm and Ericsson and says that, although it expects to complete the network upgrade in 2Q10, the first compatible USB devices will not be commercially available until year-end 2010, with the first mobile handsets not expected until at least mid-2011.

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