The following data rates, offered via HSDPA mobile and over the wide area (i.e. not Wi-Fi) would have sounded like science-fiction just a few years ago:
- Initially (Q3/4 this year) with a download speed of 1.8Mbps everywhere in the cell, compared to just 384kbps (up and downlink) for standard 3G.
- Next year 3.6Mbps download nearest the base station, degrading as the subscriber moves out to the edge of the cell,
- By the end of next year, 7.2Mbps download out to the cell edge, together with 1Mbps uplink using HSUPA.
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