Telstra tests HSPA+ over commercial network

20 May 2010

Australian incumbent Telstra has claimed it is the first company in the world to test HSPA+ dual channel technology over a live, commercial mobile network, iTWire reports. Having announced back in February 2010 that it had upgraded sections of its infrastructure to support the technology, offering theoretical download speeds of up to 42Mpbs, Telstra said it had only recently completed trials of the network using real world commercial devices. Commenting on the development, Michael Rocca, Telstra’s COO, noted: ‘Just last week we proudly took the next step towards making HSPA+ Dual Channel technology a commercial reality on our Next G network…We carried out the world’s first over-the-air testing on a live commercial network,’ adding that under controlled conditions average download speeds of around 22Mbps had been attained.

Australia, Telstra Mobile