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Telecom Italia: 28 MPS Mobile Broadband launching in Italy in 2009

Telecom Italia first to offer HSPA+ Data Cards based on Qualcomm chipset capable of 28 Megabits per second downlink and 5.7 megabits per second uplink

12/22/2008 - 06:30 PM

Telecom Italia will be offering mobile broadband connections speeds of up to 28 Mps in 2009.
At its Turin Labs, Telecom Italia is the first company in Europe to run field trials of the next-generation broadband products that are coming to market in spring 2009. HSPA+ technology, using Qualcomm chipsets, will roll out in the first half of next year in an initial Data Card offering for PCs enabling mobile internet connections at data rates of up to 21 Mps (5.7 Mps upload). Downlink speeds will rise to 28 Mps in the second half of 2009.

“This is truly a game-changing milestone for the European mobile market,” said Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Europe. “Telecom Italia is leveraging our technology to enable a new generation of wireless services that redefine the capabilities of the mobile internet and transform the wireless experience.”

 “This milestone confirms Telecom Italia’s commitment to innovation and bringing the best possible user experience to its subscribers,” said Luca Tomassini, Head of Business Innovation at Telecom Italia.

Rome,  22 December 2008