WCDMA/HSPA enables hundreds of millions of people to access mobile broadband (MBB) through their smartphones every day as part of their daily lives. Today, new, low-priced WCDMA/HSPA smartphones are entering the market, and they will enable MBB for new hundreds-of-million-sized markets.
Many mobile operators around the world have HSPA technology to thank for their mobile broadband success. But as subscription rates continue to rise at incredible rates, fed by huge smartphone sales and the demand for bandwidth-hungry data, mobile operators face increasing challenges to keep their customer bases satisfied. HSPA evolution provides a cost-efficient answer.
LTE meets, and in most cases exceeds, the requirements for a 4G technology – and is consequently a key enabler for future 4G mobile broadband delivery.