Sierra Wireless announces plans for HSPA+ modems

Sierra Wireless announced it is working with Australia's Telstra, Qualcomm and Ericsson to deliver the first HSPA+ devices capable of peak download speeds of 21 mbps, which is three times faster than currently available HSPA modems. Sierra said shipments for customer trials are expected to begin in the coming months with a commercial launch to follow. Telstra will be the first to get its hands on the devices. The Australian operator recently confirmed it is on track to begin rolling out the new technology to its Next G wireless network by the end of this year. Release