HSDPA / 3.

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HSDPA, short for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access, is a new protocol for mobile telephone data transmission. It is known as a 3.5G (G stands for generation) technology. Essentially, the standard will provide download speeds on a mobile phone equivalent to an ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) line in a home, removing any limitations placed on the use of your phone by a slow connection. It is an evolution and improvement on W-CDMA, or Wideband Code Division Multiple Access, a 3G protocol. HSDPA improves the data transfer rate by a factor of at least five over W-CDMA. HSDPA can achieve theoretical data transmission speeds of 8-10 Mbps (megabits per second). Though any data can be transmitted, applications with high data demands such as video and streaming music are the focus of HSDPA. HSDPA improves on W-CDMA by using different techniques for modulation and coding. It creates a new channel within W-CDMA called HS-DSCH, or high-speed downlink shared channel. That channel performs differently than other channels and allows for faster downlink speeds. It is important to note that the channel is only used for downlink. That means that data is sent from the source to the phone. It isn't possible to send data from the phone to a source using HSDPA. The channel is shared between all users which lets the radio signals to be used most effectively for the fastest downloads. The widespread availability of HSDPA may take a while to be realized, or it may never be achieved. Most countries did not have a widespread 3G network in place as of the end of 2005. Many mobile telecommunications providers are working quickly to deploy 3G networks which can be upgraded to 3.5G when the market demand exists. Other providers tested HSDPA through 2005 and are rolling out the service in mid to late 2006. Early deployments of the service will be at speeds much lower than the theoretically possible rates. Early service will be at 1.8 Mbps, with upgrades to 3.6Mbps as devices are made available that can handle that increased speed. The long-term acceptance and success of HSDPA is unclear, because it is not the only alternative for high speed data transmission. Standards like CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and WiMax are other potential high speed standards. Since HSDPA is an extension of WCDMA, it is unlikely to succeed in locations where W-CDMA has not been deployed. Therefore, the eventual success of HSDPA as a 3.5G standard will first depend upon the success of W-CDMA as a 3G standard.

In the case of a smartphone. your test should show how quickly HSDPA technology and your mobile software work together. • .3g Hsdpa on wiseGEEK: • It isn't as fast as the "next generation services" which come under the 4G classification. A High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) modem is a device used for connecting to an enhanced wireless 3G network. • Hsdpa Network on wiseGEEK: • The quality of the signal is a primary factor in how fast the user's connection is. Telecommunications researchers are working to increase UMTS data transmission speeds even further. webcasting. For this reason. downloading. speeds reportedly increase to about 275—380 kbps. while the background class includes email. and video on demand. The interactive class includes web browsing. accessing databases. An HSDPA modem is part of the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family which may also be referred to as a 3. The High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology is a network upgrade designed to increase downloading speed. and network gaming.5G. An HSDPA network provides a variety of features not available through other types of networks. Ideally. HSDPA is often referred to as 3G+ or even 3. • Hsdpa Cdma on wiseGEEK: • With added technologies still in the works that include UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone Standard) and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access). The streaming class includes multimedia. and SMS (Short Message Service) messaging. high-speed Internet signals can be picked up through the phone's antenna and then processed by the phone. This micro version of a 3G mobile broadband network will allow you to work out any kinks in your programming. HSDPA can achieve theoretical data transmission speeds of 8-10 Mbps (megabits per second) • Hsdpa Technology on wiseGEEK: • The RNC simulator will pass the data along as if it were part of the enormous 3G network until it reaches a home computer for viewing. HSDPA improves the data transfer rate by a factor of at least five over W-CDMA. allowing smoother streaming of video and teleconferencing.

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