Regardless of where they are, consumers demand higher data rates as they send and receive e-mails, or enjoy music or video clips. Speed isn’t the only issue for the network service provider – good coverage, network capacity and performance are also needed to handle the growth in mobile traffic from both businesses and consumers.
The rapid uptake of smartphone usage puts new demands on your network, while presenting a significant new revenue opportunity. Smartphone users offer substantially higher revenue potential compared with non-smartphone users.
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) is a technology that enables operators to upgrade their Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) networks to support higher download and upload data rates. Nearly half of all operators that have commercially launched HSPA use Ericsson Radio Access Network equipment.
Consistent with our tradition of supplying future-proof products based on cutting-edge technology, upgrading our WCDMA systems to HSPA only requires a software upgrade of existing radio base stations.
Through HSPA, operators can provide high-performance, interactive services to an enormous subscriber base, anywhere and at any time, stimulating greater usage and loyalty among existing customers while attracting new ones, and generating new revenue streams.
WCDMA/HSPA is the main mobile broadband technology today, supporting more than 1 billion subscribers worldwide. At Ericsson, with our vast experience of working with large, heavy-loaded networks, we continue to deliver the best in-service performance, supporting operators in growing their revenues and reducing operational costs.
Constantly evolving, WCDMA/HSPA is a highly effective mobile broadband technology likely to continue to serve both new and traditional markets for years to come.
Our WCDMA/HSPA offering meets the demands that the rapid increase of smartphones puts on the networks, and new functionality to further improve this efficiency is continuously added. Important examples are:
Building on today’s WCDMA/HSPA networks and with more than 3300 HSPA-enabled devices on the market, HSPA is an effective way to quickly and cost-effectively meet mass market demand for mobile broadband
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In 2005, we supported the first launch of HSPA for commercial operation, a crucial step in the evolution of WCDMA. Ericsson was the first to demonstrate 21Mbps downlink, 28Mbps multiple-input, multiple-output, 42Mbps dual carrier, 84Mbps and 168Mbps multi carrier, and interference suppression for uplink
We have more than 200 WCDMA RAN customers worldwide, and about 45 percent of the global WCDMA/HSPA smartphone traffic goes through Ericsson networks.
Our WCDMA/HSPA offering is the backbone of true Mobile Broadband services. Part of our Full-Service Broadband offering, the ADSL-like data speeds of WCDMA/HSPA allow service providers to deliver a true broadband experience to any device, anywhere, anytime.
Key characteristics of our WCDMA/HSPA offering for Mobile Broadband include:
Building on today's WCDMA/GSM networks, and with hundreds of HSPA-enabled devices on the market, HSPA is an effective way to quickly and cost-effectively meet mass market demand for Mobile Broadband.
Through HSPA, you can provide high-performance, interactive services to an enormous subscriber base, anywhere and at any time, stimulating greater usage and loyalty among existing customers while attracting new ones, and generating new revenue streams.
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The WCDMA RAN offering has excellent feature-rich radio and in-service performance, and a scalable architecture that provides a future-proof platform for smooth introduction of HSPA Evolution and LTE.