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T-Mobile, Nokia announce Long Term HSPA Evolution, with speeds over 650 Mbps

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2010 21:04 User comments (4)

T-Mobile, Nokia announce Long Term HSPA Evolution, with speeds over 650 Mbps T-Mobile USA and Nokia have announced Long Term HSPA Evolution, a new mobile data standard that promises speeds over 650 Mbps.
Commercial deployment of the standard is expected as soon as 2013.

The current HSPA+ "4G" network offered by T-Mobile in the United States offers speeds of up to 21 Mbps, and the carrier says those speeds will be doubled to 42 Mbps next year.

Says T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray: "Long Term HSPA Evolution will allow us to enhance our 4G mobile broadband network beyond its current and planned near term capabilities, and provide room for considerable growth and speed enhancements. As customer demand for wireless data increases, we are well positioned to compete based on the speed, breadth and evolution path of our mobile broadband service."!-- PAGE BREAK -->

The most notable features of the new standard:


-HSDPA Multicarrier evolution: Combines up to eight carriers and provides peak data rates of up to 672 Mbps along with improving spectrum utilization. To overcome operators’ spectrum fragmentation constraints, HSDPA carrier aggregation enables carriers from more than one frequency band to be combined.

-HSDPA Multipoint transmission: Significantly increases the cell edge data rate by coordinating and combining signals from multiple antennas.

-Dual antenna beamforming and MIMO in uplink: Improves the uplink performance with dual-antenna transmission, doubling the uplink peak data rate and improving the user average data rate by 30 percent with 2 x 2 MIMO/ beam forming. With 2 x 4 MIMO, over 100 percent increase in average user data rates can be achieved due to beam forming gain and four receive antennas in the base station.


Verizon and AT&T are set to rollout their LTE 4G networks starting this month and into next year.

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4 user comments

116.12.2010 0:03

All I have to say is

:O


"It’s as if McGruff the Crime Dog snuck into our basement, enlisted an army of cellar rats to eat up all of our cheese, and then burned the house down when we finally locked him out – instead of just knocking on the front door to tell us the window was open." ~Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback

216.12.2010 11:38

I wish my internet provider had speeds like that.
I could imagine d\ling at that speed... *drools*
The college has a optical line near here with speeds in excess of 10gb per second. If I could tap into that, then i would wet myself! :D

317.12.2010 0:14

"The current HSPA+ "4G" network offered by T-Mobile in the United States offers speeds of up to 21 Mbps, and the carrier says those speeds will be doubled to 42 Mbps next year."

Always claims of what they could offer, rather than what they do offer. Sure, you could give 21Mbps, but instead you give! How about actually using your 3G network at rated speeds instead of spending billions on new equipment that will be held back to run at sub-3G speeds anyway? Spend that money on adding bandwidth to the existing 3G network!



417.12.2010 6:10

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"The current HSPA+ "4G" network offered by T-Mobile in the United States offers speeds of up to 21 Mbps, and the carrier says those speeds will be doubled to 42 Mbps next year."

Always claims of what they could offer, rather than what they do offer. Sure, you could give 21Mbps, but instead you give! How about actually using your 3G network at rated speeds instead of spending billions on new equipment that will be held back to run at sub-3G speeds anyway? Spend that money on adding bandwidth to the existing 3G network!
Obviously they can’t extend 3rd generation that is why they are upgrading to 4G, all providers. I will be able to get Sprint 4G at rates of 700Mbps now, if not soon, and then I can get rid of my current ISP and have my home and mobile network/ISP through Sprint. So if I travel no worries I’ll always have hookup to the internet and still have a home network running on it too. Also 4G is much cheaper than 3G and has no rate/time limits like 3G.

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