As first provider in Europe leading operator mobilkom austria today commercially activated enhanced mobile-broadband services powered by HSPA Evolution, Ericsson's latest high-speed broadband-access technology. HSPA Evolution, commercially marketed as HSPA+ by mobilkom austria, boosts network capacity in and enables peak data rates of up to 21Mbps, significantly improving users' mobile-broadband experience.
The network upgrade allows the customers of mobilkom austria - the Austrian market-leader with 400.000 mobile broadband customers - to enhance their mobile-broadband experience with the highest speeds in Austria and confirms mobilkom austria and Ericsson's leadership in mobile-broadband technology.
The step to 21Mbps peak rate adds a new dimension to the broadband experience, providing significantly faster internet browsing and file downloads. It increases network capacity and allows a greater number of customers to enjoy higher mobile broadband speeds especially in congested areas.
Ericsson is the main supplier for the upgrade of mobilkom austria's WCDMA/HSPA radio-access network with the HSPA Evolution step to 21Mbps, and is also responsible for network deployment and integration services. Transmission speed of up to 28 Mbps will be reached in the course of the year.
Hannes Ametsreiter, CMO mobilkom austria AG and CEO Telekom Austria TA AG, says: "Ericsson's HSPA Evolution technology provides us with the fastest, most advanced mobile-broadband network in the country and allows us to significantly enhance our customers' true mobile-broadband experience."
Roland Nordgren, Head of Ericsson Central Europe and President of Ericsson Austria, says: "This launch marks an important milestone for mobile broadband in Austria. We are proud to provide mobilkom austria with the latest mobile-broadband technology and support its position as a leader in innovation."