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Global mobile broadband connections to pass 150 million

Posted on: July 23, 2009

HSPA is the fastest adopted mobile technology of all time – GSMA

Global HSPA connections will pass the 150 million mark by the end of the summer, the GSM Association announced Wedneday. With more than 300 networks across 127 countries and approaching 1500 HSPA enabled devices readily available, HSPA has firmly established itself as the world’s dominant mobile broadband technology and the fastest adopted mobile technology of all time.

According to Wireless Intelligence AsiaPac accounts for almost 50 million live HSPA connections today and will have over 56 million by this September. EMEA HSPA connections will pass the 50 million mark any day and will have reached almost 60 million by the end of September. The US currently has almost 32 million HSPA connections with the number expected to rise to nearly 37 million by this September. The Americas will have just over four million connections by the end of September.

The growth of HSPA is set to continue, with 200 million connections expected by Q1 2010.

  • With the number of mobile operators in and vendors committed to the GSM family of technologies (HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE) the success of HSPA mobile broadband is attracting a lot of attention from outside the ‘traditional’ mobile industry, GSM Association says.

The Association finds that the consumer electronics, automotive, energy and utility industries are beginning to understand the possibilities of embedding mobile broadband into their products. At the same time governments around the world are making the right spectrum available to support mobile broadband services today and into the future, ensuring their economies benefit from the GDP growth associated with the technology.

Source: Mobile Monday


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