Goodbye UMTS, hello HSDPA
From the hand of Antonio Viana, in the photo, president of the mobile section of Telefónica, we have been able to know that from mid-2006, the company Telefónica Móviles will put the first terminals with HSDPA technology (what in Spanish comes to be High Speed Transmission Access Package), which represents a very important leap in the speed of data transmission between mobile terminals.
For the launch of this technology, Telefónica will invest a total of 1.7 billion euros, of which, according to the company's chief operating officer, Ignacio Camarero, 1.2 billion will go to UMTS, and such a large investment in its UMTS network will facilitate implementation. of the new HSDPA technology.
This service is expected to increase the data transmission speed for mobile phones to 3-4Mbit / second, much higher than the current UMTS technology speed of 240kbit / second. In this way, the new technology considerably reduces download time and improves the quality of audiovisual content and trying to reach speeds of 14Mbit / second by the end of 2006.