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GSA Survey Confirms Over 250 HSDPA Devices; 100% Increase in 3 Months


The latest “HSDPA Devices” survey undertaken by GSA – the Global mobile Suppliers Association, underlines the huge rise in the number of HSDPA devices now available. The survey, published on April 3rd, 2007 and following announcements at the CeBit and CTIA trade shows, confirms that 254 HSDPA-capable devices have been launched, which is double the number reported in a similar GSA survey 3 months ago. The number of suppliers in the market increased from 39 to 62 in the same period.

The range of devices identified in the survey confirms all market segments are addressed by HSDPA:

· 104 mobile phones
· 54 PC datacards (PCMCIA cards and embedded modules)
· 43 notebooks
· 29 Wireless Routers
· 20 USB modems
· 3 Personal Media Players with HSDPA-connectivity
· 1 camera with HSDPA-connectivity

The survey confirms that 40 devices support, or can be upgraded to, a high-speed downlink capability of 7.2 Mbps peak (according to network capabilities). The first 7.2 Mbps capable products begin shipping in volume this month.

At least 20 devices support, or can be upgraded for, HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access).

The survey also confirms how HSDPA is supporting enterprise and domestic Internet users. 117 devices enable high-speed broadband connectivity with full wide-area mobility for PC and notebook users. Fixed locations such as offices and homes can also be HSPA-enabled for broadband Internet connectivity, extending competitive choice. There is a wide and growing choice of wireless routers supporting HSPA as well as WCDMA, EDGE and GSM/GPRS radio access.

Alan Hadden, President, GSA said “Positive user experiences of 3G/HSPA, greater choice of user devices, and increasing competitive alternatives from mobile operators for broadband services show HSDPA has entered the mainstream.”

A related survey by GSA confirms there are 156 HSDPA network commitments in 72 countries/territories worldwide, including 104 commercially launched HSDPA networks in 54 countries.

At least 72 WCDMA-HSDPA devices can operate in the 850 MHz frequency band, as currently used for commercial WCDMA-HSDPA services in North America and Australia.

“HSDPA Devices – April 3rd, 2007”

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