3 UK to roll out 14.4Mb/s HSDPA in 2010
Social networking isn’t the only aspect of mobile that UK telco 3 is setting its eyes on. Also on top of its list of “things to give back” is 14.4Mb/s HSDPA network speeds in London by 2010. More to the point, HSDPA and HSUPA 3G speeds that are faster than what’s currently available is what the UK operator has promised.
At the moment, more than 95 per cent of the UK’s population has access to 3.6Mb/s HSDPA. 3 is hoping to provide faster speeds initially in big cities, followed by developments in rural areas of the country.
It is said that the telecom firm plans to begin rolling out 14.4Mb/s HSDPA initially in London and other major metropolitan areas by the third quarter of 2010. At the same time, they will also start offering up to 5.7Mb/s HSUPA speeds.
There’s no word on whether these faster speeds will mean customers will have to pay more, but it should be clarified in a future statement once 3 accomplishes these stated goals.