The development and early rollouts of HSPA marked the first lights of recovery in the darkness that enveloped mobile broadband in the early 2000s. Just how bright that mobile broadband light was to become surprised many as subscribers embraced the technology, especially through the arrival of the smartphone era. Leading industry figures give us their views.
Expectations of the impact of mobile broadband triggered a scramble for 3G spectrum in Europe in the early 2000s. Bidding wars followed as operators paid huge sums to secure precious licenses. But it soon emerged that the technology wasn’t able to deliver on the hype. In the third film in our history of mobile broadband series, senior ICT industry figures look back on the path to the crash and the shoots of recovery through HSPA.
The massive consumer engagement with mobile broadband devices and demand for data on the go is increasing at incredible rates. An estimated 5 billion subscriptions will have mobile broadband by 2016. Delivering quality user experiences requires quality technology. That’s why the majority of those people will have their experiences delivered by the evolution of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and Long Term Evolution (LTE). So what exactly is LTE?
What are the network signaling system challenges facing operators as smartphone sales increase?