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Where is my HSDPA?

By Gary R, in , posted: 16-Aug-2006 12:24

Speed tests taken from Tory St Wellington at 12:20pm. No HSDPA yet but....

Definite improvements on the Voda UMTS network....

Voda UMTS

But EVDO Rev0 still just absolutely rocks...TNZ EVDO

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Comment by alasta, on 16-Aug-2006 12:41

So, based on your admittedly unscientific test, the real world performance of HSDPA is about the same as the theoretical performance of conventional UMTS.



That's a bit of a disappointment.


Author's note by Jama, on 16-Aug-2006 12:42

No that is not what I meant. I am still connecting to UMTS, which has improved. No HSDPA yet...


Comment by chiefie, on 16-Aug-2006 12:53

good to see speed is improving slowly, it's shame to see UMTS/HSDPA will still be somewhat slower than EVDO Rev A, but definitely a nice welcome for GSM users.

I don't mind getting CDMA EVDO Rev A device for data usage only.


Author's note by Jama, on 16-Aug-2006 13:09

Yes RevA will rock but my test above was done on the existing Rev0 network....

Hard to say how much difference there will be between HSDPA and RevA but I am looking forward to finding out.


Comment by nzbnw, on 16-Aug-2006 15:52

HSDPA will make things a little more interesting, although I was just reading an article on the CDG site (http://www.cdg.org/technology/3g/resource/EV.DO.RevA.080706.pdf) and I personally am very excited about EVDO RevA and its performance, not to mention RevB/C.


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