Sierra Wireless announces HSPA+ modems

Sierra Wireless introduced what it calls the world's first mobile broadband USB modems for HSPA+ networks to deliver data speeds three times faster than HSPA modems. The USB 306 and USB 307 modems are expected to ship in the first half of 2009

The USB 306 is designed for North American and Asia-Pacific regions, operating on the 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands, and the USB 307 is targeted at Europe, operating on the 900 and 2100 MHz bands. In October, Sierra Wireless announced it was working with Australia's Telstra, Qualcomm and Ericsson to deliver HSPA+ devices.

Telstra is expected to be the first to get its hands on the devices. The Australian operator rolling out its Next G wireless HSPA+ network.

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