ZTE to ship HSDPA cards to European carriers

Chinese equipment maker ZTE announced that it had begun production of the first bulk consignment of its HSDPA data cards for use by major telecom companies in Europe.

The company said one of the products, the MF330, was the fastest commercially available data card in the world, capable of download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps.

However, the company has yet to disclose the carriers to which it will ship the data cards.

Earlier this year, ZTE became one of the first telecom equipment developers to produce an HSDPA card with a downlink rate of 3.6Mbps. Following the successful commercial testing of the card in Europe, ZTE had now begun receiving bulk orders for its product from a number of European countries, the firm said.