Tuesday, January 15, 2008

[Stats:Wireless Broadband] Next Generation of Wireless Broadband | KenRadio

SDPA 101
HSDPA, or high speed downlink packet access, is a beefed up flavour of 3G capable of delivering downlink speeds of up to a theoretical maximum of 7.2Mbps. Typical speeds achieved are between 800Kbps and 3Mbps.

Next Generation of Wireless Broadband
3.5G is driving mobile broadband growth around the globe, with a rapid increase in the number of commercial HSDPA networks being rolled out. The number of commercial HSDPA networks launched worldwide grew by 69% in 2007, according to Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). There are now 166 commercial HSDPA networks in 75 countries and a further 38 networks are committed to rollouts - which will bump the total to 204 HSDPA networks in 89 countries. Commercial HSDPA networks are widely available in Western Europe (61 networks), Asia Pacific (35), Eastern Europe (34), the Middle East and Africa (20) and the Americas and the Caribbean (16).

HSDPA, or high speed downlink packet access, is a beefed up flavour of 3G capable of delivering downlink speeds of up to a theoretical maximum of 7.2Mbps. Typical speeds achieved are between 800Kbps and 3Mbps. The rise of 3.5G is driving mobile broadband services globally - adding that HSPA (referring to both HSDPA and HSUPA) operators around the world are reporting strong subscription growth and increased profitability. But it's not just network numbers - speed is also on the up. 62% of existing commercial HSDPA networks support downlink speeds of 3.6Mbps or more, while 21% support the peak downlink speed of 7.2Mbps. HSUPA (high speed uplink packet) is rarer than HSDPA - with just 26 commercial networks launched in 22 countries. 60% of HSPA operators combine with GSM/EDGE to bolster their network coverage. HSDPA rollouts can be achieved by a software upgrade to existing 3G networks - giving 3.5G a headstart over WiMax which requires dedicated network infrastructure. At present there are just two commercial mobile WiMax networks in the world, both in Korea. Rising sales of HSPA-enabled mobiles - helped by more-generous-than-expected operator subsidies of the hardware - are helping to drive the 3.5G market in Western Europe. Most new 3G phones will be HSPA-enabled moving forward.

IQ Report

Global HSDPA Networks

Argentina 
* Movistar

Aruba 
* Setar

Australia 
* Telstra
* Vodafone Australia
* Hutchison's 3

Austria 
* T-Mobile
* Mobilkom Austria
* One
* 3

Bahrain 
* MTC-Vodafone

Belgium 
* Proximus

Brazil 
* Claro
* Telemig Celular

Bulgaria 
* M-tel
* Globul
* Vivatel

Canada 
* Rogers Wireless

Chile 
* Entel PCS

Croatia 
* VIPnet
* T-mobile

Czech Republic 
* T-Mobile
* Eurotel

Denmark 
* 3
* TDC Mobil

Estonia 
* EMT

Egypt 
* Etisalat
* Vodafone

Finland 
* Elisa Oyj
* Sonera
* DNA Finland

France 
* SFR

Germany 
* T-Mobile
* Vodafone
* O2
* E-Plus

Greece 
* Cosmote
* Vodafone
* Wind GR

Hong Kong 
* SmarTone-Vodafone
* CSL

Hungary 
* T-Mobile
* Pannon
* Vodafone

Iceland 
* Novator

Indonesia 
* Excelcom
* Indosat
* Telkomsel

Ireland 
* Vodafone
* O2
* 3

Isle of Man 
* Manx Telecom
* Cloud9

Israel 
* Cellcom
* Partner
* Pelephone

Italy 
* 3
* Vodafone
* TIM
* WIND

Japan 
* SoftBank Mobile
* DoCoMo
* EMOBILE

Jersey 
* Jersey Airtel

Kuwait 
* Wataniya

Liechtenstein 
* Telecom FL

Lithuania 
* Omnitel
* Bite

Malaysia 
* Maxis Communications
* Celcom

Malta 
* GO Mobile

Netherlands 
* T-Mobile
* Vodafone
* KPN

New Zealand 
* Vodafone

Norway 
* TeliaSonera

Peru 
* Claro

Philippines 
* Globe Telecom
* Smart Communications
* PLDT

Poland 
* PTC/Era
* Polkomtel/Plus
* Centertel/Orange

Portugal 
* TMN
* Vodafone
* Optimus

Romania 
* Vodafone Romania
* Orange Romania

Saudi Arabia 
* AlJawal
* Mobily

Singapore 
* MobileOne
* SingTel

Slovakia 
* Orange
* T-Mobile

Slovenia: 
* Mobitel

South Africa 
* MTN
* Vodacom

South Korea 
* SK Telecom
* KTF

Spain 
* Orange
* Vodafone 
* Movistar
* Yoigo

Sri Lanka 
* Dialog Telekom
* Mobitel Lanka

Sweden 
* 3
* Tele 2
* Telenor

Switzerland 
* Orange
* Swisscom

United Kingdom 
* 3 UK
* O2
* Orange UK
* T-Mobile UK
* Vodafone

United States 
* AT&T
* Edge Wireless
* T-Mobile USA



By KenRadio

Jan 2008

1 comment:

karlgalea said...

Note that Vodafone also has an HSDPA network in Malta.