The mobile operator 3 has turbocharged its Swedish mobile broadband network to offer downlink speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and uplink speeds of 1.4Mbps. Along with its network supplier Ericsson, it will also continue to extend network coverage and upgrade to higher HSPA speeds throughout 2007.
Peder Ramel, 3 Scandinavia’s CEO, expressed his satisfaction with the new network and its Turbo 3G service. “We are proud to be one of the first operators in the world to upgrade Turbo 3G service to even higher speeds. The Ericsson technology allows us to take mobile broadband to the next level”.
Ericsson’s HSPA is currently being pitted against Samsung WiMax in a trial by Dutch incumbent KPN for its wireless broadband service scheduled to launch next year.