Vodacom Launches HSUPA Service in South Africa
Now that our daily obligatory 3G iPhone rumor post is already finished, it’s time to get back to some real wireless news reporting. Vodacom in South Africa has just recently announced the launch of its High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) service, which is to be made available countrywide immediately.
Alan Knott-Craig, Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom Group, says that With HSUPA, our customers will now have access to the fastest down- and upload speeds available, offering them a true broadband experience.” HSUPA is an upgraded version of their current HSDPA 3.6 service, and will offer users maximum upload speeds of up to 1.4 Mbps and download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps (realistically achievable speeds are still somewhat lower, though.)
Customers who have already signed up for Vodacom’s HSDPA 3.6 service for a fixed monthly fee of R49.00 won’t be left behind by this new technology, fortunately, and will automatically receive HSUPA and experience the latest wireless broadband technology.
Well, that’s good news for them out there in South Africa, and as for us, let’s just hope they get this thing called “Wi-Max” finished and out in the open already.
Via Cellular News