Ericsson Revs Up Wireless Broadband


Japan’s leading mobile broadband operator, EMobile, is rolling out a blazing fast wireless network using Ericsson’s HSPA Evolution technology. Just how fast? Try peak data rates of an impressive 42 Mbps.

“Japanese mobile users are among the most advanced in the world when it comes to consuming digital content over mobile networks and now they will be able to enjoy a new dimension in the broadband experience, with significantly faster internet browsing and file downloads,” said Fredrik Alatalo, President of Ericsson Japan.

This upgrade will make its network not only faster, but equipped to manage the country’s surge in smartphone usage and sophisticated mobile apps for banking, video, e-commerce, health and security services – all major bandwidth hogs.[more]
The full launch of the super-fast network will take place in Japan’s major cities by the end of the year, but will be deployed today in Tokyo, Tokai and Osaka.

The upgrade will allow users to receive data from two spectrum blocks simultaneously, due to the dual-cell HSPA solution – which is double T-Mobile’s current HSPA+ network in the United States.

With more than 2.5 million wireless broadband customers, EMobile has been working with Ericsson since 2006. Beyond Japan, meanwhile, Telstra and 3 Scandinavia are looking to 2011 for deployment of an 84 Mbps-capable network upgrade, forestalling Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks until 4G technology and markets mature.

Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and is strategically poised to be a “prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions.

Operating in 175 countries, with more than 80,000 employees, and revenues of $27.1 billion in 2009, this Stockholm-based brand just made the world…that much faster.


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