7 in 8 WCDMA operators have launched HSPA

Friday, 14 March, 2008

Seven in every eight commercial 3G/WCDMA operators have launched HSPA, according to the 3G/WCDMA-HSDPA Fact Sheet published by GSA — the Global mobile Suppliers Association.

211 WCDMA operators have launched commercial services in 91 countries, of which 185 operators have also launched HSDPA — high-speed downlink packet access.

The report notes HSDPA mobile broadband services are now commercially available in 80 countries. There are 103 commercial HSDPA operators in Europe, 36 in APAC, 24 in the Middle East and Africa region and 22 in the Americas.

80 HSDPA operators commercially launched services during 2007, representing growth of 80%.

The 3G/WCDMA-HSPA Fact Sheet is available at www.gsacom.com/gsm_3g/wcdma_databank.php4#3G_WCDMA_Fact_Sheet.

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