Samsung to soon display HSDPA technology enabled mobile phones

Samsung to soon display HSDPA technology enabled mobile phones

South Korea based tech giant Samsung has announced plans to showcase at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, their first prototypes of the mobile phones capable of supporting the HSDPA technology. HSDPA is High Speed Downlink Packet Access technology and many wireless carriers plan to adopt this technology in the coming months.

This phone is being developed in collaboration with the world’s largest mobile service provider Vodafone. The mobile companies would be able to apply HSDPA technology to third-generation Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) networks giving users the capability to download data at significantly faster speeds.

Vodafone had already announced a couple of months ago that they would be starting their tests with this technology in the first quarter of 2006. They plan to start providing speeds of 1.6 megabits per second in the earlier stages. This is a massive improvement over the current standards of 384 kilobits per second offered by WCDMA network.

As the technology is tested and optimized, they plan to offer speeds up to 7 mbps on mobile phones in the future. They are also considering using the High Speed Uplink Packet Access to improve the speeds of their mobile networks to enable more features on their mobile phones.

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