NEW DELHI, INDIA: Ericsson India would launch a demo center for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) in India next week.
With WCDMA, evolving and enabling bit-rates and throughput, HSPA would play a significant role defining the future of mobile and broadband industry in India. In this direction, Ericsson’s offering will be the first step is to improve the downlink by introducing High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). The second step is to improve the uplink by introducing Enhanced Uplink. Together these two technologies are known as High Speed Packet Access (HSPA).
HSPA improves the end-user experience by increasing peak data rates to 14 Megabit per second in the downlink and 5.8 megabits per second in the uplink. The technology reduces latency and provided up to five times more system capacity in the downlink and up to twice as much system capacity in the uplink, reducing the production cost per bit.
Ericsson believes that these capabilities will benefit operators by providing higher performance, and improving end-user experience for web access, file download/upload, voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming services.
HSPA makes mobile/wireless broadband a reality.
The launch assumes added significance after the announcement of spectrum-release by the Indian government along with the announcement of much-awaited 3G services in India.
HSPA was successfully piloted during the Gramjyoti Project across 18 villages and 15 towns adjoining the tourist destination of Mahabalipuram, near Chennai. Ericsson’s initiative was to demonstrate how WCDMA/ HSPA technology could be a major catalyst for social and economic empowerment, helping to bridge the digital divide and increase productivity and quality of life.