Vodafone's Portuguese unit began the commercial rollout of its HSPDA service for portable computers, a Dow Jones report said.
Dow Jones quoted Antonio Coimbra, VP of Vodafone
Also known as '3.5G,' the HSPDA service allows users to access the Internet via Vodafone's mobile network at speeds of up to 1.8Mbps, or around three times the maximum speed of 3G access, the report said.
He said Vodafone
Vodafone's Portuguese rivals, Portugal Telecom SGPS S/A's TMN and Sonaecom SGPS S/A's (SON.LB) Optimus, have also announced plans to launch 3.5G services, the report said.