U Mobile begins deployment of DC-HSPA+

26 Oct 2010

Malaysian mobile network operator U Mobile has announced that it has enabled its first base station with Dual Carrier HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) technology, allowing it to offer downlink speeds of up to 42Mbps. According to local news source Sun2Surf, the first cell site to benefit from the upgrade is located in Berjaya Times Square, and the cellco is planning to roll out the technology to other areas in the Klang Valley in the coming weeks. Commenting on the development, Dr Kaizad Heerjee, U Mobile’s chief executive officer, noted: ‘With the rollout of this new technology, U Mobile will be the first service provider in Malaysia to begin the deployment of a commercial mobile broadband service capable of delivering speeds of up to 42Mbps using HSPA+ … U Mobile’s subscribers will soon be able to enjoy superior mobile broadband service that offers high download speed and fast response time with the use of HSPA+ capable USB modems.’

Malaysia, U Mobile (Malaysia)