Telstra doubles the speed of its Next G HSPA network

Telstra has doubled the speed of its Next G HSPA+ network to allow theoretical maximum download speeds of 42 megabits per second and says speeds of up to 82Mbps are now only a year away.The download speed increase, from 21Mbps to 42Mbps, has been made possible by a software upgrade to Telstra’s Next G network using dual carrier technology.To read this report in The Australian in full, see: see:Telstra doubles Next G speeds in ‘record’ upgrade
Telstra claims its Next G network is the first mobile service in the world to offer 42Mbps download speeds, but analysts say the record-breaking network upgrade counts for little more than bragging rights.Even though Telstra chief executive David Thodey pulled out of attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the last minute, the telco pressed on with announcing at the event that it was the world’s first carrier to upgrade its Next G network with “HSPA+ Dual Carrier” technology.

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