Hong Kong operator CSL has deployed what it claims to be the first combination LTE network that features Dual Cell HSPA+ technology, called LTE/DC-HSPA+. The technology uses advanced multiplexing techniques to combine two wireless data carriers into a single carrier, which increases capacity and speed to hit peak downlink speeds of 100 Mbps with low latency.
Indosat in Indonesia and Telstra, CSL's parent company, have already deployed DC-HSPA+, but CSL's deployment complements an LTE environment.
CSL has already introduced corporate services and plans that include mobile office, mobile HD video conferencing, mobile real-time monitoring, mobile interactive marketing and advertising and mobile real-time imaging for tele-healthcare. CSL plans to launch consumer services in the first quarter of 2011 with the introduction of DC-HSPA+ devices.
T-Mobile USA has said it will increase data speeds on its HSPA+ network to peak rates of 42 Mbps in 2011 using DC-HSPA+ technology.
- see this telecoms.com article
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