Huawei is the second largest telecom network gear manufacturer and a leading company in innovation. Huawei was the first company to come up with a 3G broadband dongle (Huawei E220) and still its the king of mobile broadband dongles. And Huawei was the first to build a 3G base station. Internet and the related devices are continually improving and the bandwidth requirements for the current data networks are constantly growing.
Huawei has published a press release today mentioning that they have successfully finished testing Dual Carrier-High Speed Uplink Packet Access (DC-HSUPA) by using their latest network base station gear in conjunction with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and the Qualcomm Gobi mobile data chipset. Most of you might have already heard about the Dual Carrier High Speed Downlink Packet Access (DC-HSDPA). DC-HSDPA is popular on many countries where 4G isn’t available and DC-HSDPA provides down link speeds up to 42.2Mbps. Even though most networks has the DC-HSDPA facility, the uplink speed is limited to 5.76Mbps HSUPA (Single Carrier).
With this new DC-HSUPA connectivity, your mobile devices can use upload speeds up to 10.8Mbps. As Huawei statues on their press release,
“DC-HSUPA effectively doubles upload data rates compared to single carrier HSUPA. DB-HSDPA breaks the “same band” limitation for operators in possession of spectrum resources on multiple bands, namely on the two mainstream UMTS bands, 900MHz and 2100MHz.”
“Now nearly 500 commercially launched smartphones and 134 UMTS operators worldwide support a precursor UMTS technology required for implementing DC-HSUPA and DB-HSDPA. Upgrading can be done by a simple software upgrade on the network side.”
What this means for the regular smartphone or mobile broadband users is that, when this new DC-HSUPA technology comes to your network in near future, you will be able to benefit from the faster upload speeds. Since Huawei states that upgrading can be done by a software upgrade on the network equipment on the network provider side, we can guess that day isn’t very far.
Read the press release here – http://goo.gl/JmeQej