Vodafone Tests HSPA+ At 28.8 Mbps

Posted: Feb 12 2008, 10:39am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:10am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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Vodafone is said to be experimenting with a new, much faster version of HSPA called HSPA+ or evolved HSPA. The new service could provide download speeds at up to 28.8 Mbit/s per second. Current HSPA download speeds are up to 7.2 Mbit/s.

Vodafone thinks that a simple software upgrade may be able to double current HSPA data speeds. To get the much faster data speeds HSPA+ will use MIMO technology with multiple antennae and a more complex modulation technique.

Currently the tests of HSPA+ are just that, tests. There is no word on when or if the new technology will be available to phone users. Vodafone plans to upgrade some of its hotspots to 14.4 Mbps this year as part of its normal network upgrades.

Via Vodafone

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