GSMA Celebrates HSPA Success
- Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
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Global HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) connections will pass the 150 million mark by the end of the summer, according to the GSM Association (GSMA). The GSMA says that with more than 300 networks across 127 countries, and approaching 1,500 HSPA-enabled devices available, HSPA has established itself as the worlds dominant mobile broadband technology.
According to Wireless Intelligence, AsiaPac accounts for almost 50 million live HSPA connections today and will have over 56 million by September; EMEA HSPA connections will pass the 50 million mark any day and will have reached almost 60 million by the end of September; and the US currently has almost 32 million HSPA connections, with the number expected to rise to nearly 37 million by September
The tremendous success of HSPA demonstrates the enormous ongoing demand for truly mobile broadband access, says GSMA Director of Technology, Dan Warren. HSPAs leading position is not just important to the mobile industry by using a single technology for mobile broadband services globally, we avoid the fragmentation that limits its potential to improve the quality of peoples lives.