Down Under, Wireless Broadband Speeds to 21 Mbps


hspavshspaeSwedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson (s ERIC) and Australian phone company Telstra today announced the launch of an HSPA Evolution-based wireless broadband network that has peak speeds of up to 21 Mbps. In the U.S., AT&T (s t) is playing around with this evolutionary broadband technology as part of its planned wireless broadband upgrades. HSPA-Evolution uses MIMO and other such technologies and is able to deliver better battery life and better wake-from-idle time. Sierra Wireless (s swir) is making USB modems for this new network speed. Ericsson has a lot of information on HSPA Evolution and Nokia Siemens Networks (s nok) has a good white paper that covers the basics.



Great to see these developments happening there. I’ve got a couple of friends living there and they often complain about the state of broadband. Just good to know that if I do decide to move down there for a little while, broadband won’t be much of an issue.

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