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U Mobile to deploy HSPA+, speed up to 42Mbps

U Mobile will soon upgrade to HSPA+ with the first deployment in Berjaya Time Square where it is headquatered.

It has selected Ericsson as the technology partner and the new deployment will allow download speeds up to 42Mbps.

Most 3G USB modems in the market currently only supports a maximum download speed between 7.2Mbps-14.4Mbps. U Mobile will have to offer new supported HSPA+ modems for customers to enjoy the new speed.

Press release from U Mobile below:

Kuala Lumpur, Monday 27 September 2010 – U Mobile, together with its technology partner Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) are pleased to announce U Mobile’s first Radio Base Station site ready to support the 42 Mbps Mobile Broadband service in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.

This deployment uses Dual-Carrier HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) connections that allow the network to send and receive wireless data using two channels simultaneously to achieve download speeds of up to 42Mbps.

U Mobile will begin the first 42Mbps Mobile Broadband setup in Berjaya Times Square. This will be followed by the commercial deployment of the service to other areas within Klang Valley in few weeks time.

“With the roll out of this new technology, U Mobile will be the first service provider in Malaysia to begin the deployment of a commercial Mobile Broadband service capable of delivering speeds of up to 42 Mbps using HSPA+. U Mobile’s subscribers will soon be able to enjoy superior mobile broadband service that offers high download speed and fast response time with the use of HSPA+ capable USB modem” said Dr Kaizad Heerjee, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd.

“Besides that, users can experience ease of files transfer and streaming of high quality video to mobile devices and laptop, among others” added Dr Kaizad.

Krishnakumar Guda, President of Ericsson Malaysia said: “With Malaysian users becoming more internet savvy, the demand for faster speed and low latency continues to grow. In order to meet this increased demand, High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technology makes it possible to deliver mobile broadband services faster and more cost-effectively. Ericsson is very pleased to be the technology partner with U Mobile as they take this next step to enhance their network and launch the fastest mobile network in Malaysia.”

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