Vodafone HSPA+ Trial

Vodafone HSPA+ Trial. Vodafone is to trial HSPA+ along with Ericsson, Huawei and Qualcomm. It’s an evolution of today’s radio access HSPA technology, to assess its potential to deliver even higher data rates through the upgrade of existing network equipment. The technology, which is also known as HSPA Evolution, is capable of delivering data throughput rates of up to 28.8 Mbps — compared to the 14.4 Mbps maximum offered by today’s HSPA networks. If successful, the technology has the potential to extend the life of today’s HSPA infrastructure still further.

HSPA+ technology is designed to offer higher throughput than HSPA through its use of multiple antennae on both base stations and handsets (Multiple Input Multiple Output) as well as the deployment of a complex modulation technique called 64-QAM HSDPA. Both features will require new advanced devices compliant to 3GPP Release7 standard.

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