WCDMA vs. HSPA?
HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) is a new generation communication protocol that allows data connections up to 21 Mbps per user in good coverage and quality conditions. Today mobile phones, datacards & USB dongles are available with HSPA. HSPA (also known as HSPA+), was released late in 2008 with subsequent adoption worldwide beginning in 2010. . Today mobile phones, datacards & USB dongles are available with HSPA.
WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is a 3G technology version that allows data connections up to 384 kbps per user (64kbps, 128kbps, 384 kbps) in good coverage and quality conditions. It has been developed by the global GSM community as its chosen path for 3G evolution, WCDMA is the air interface for one of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) family of third-generation mobile communications systems.
What are the benefits of HSPA over WCDMA?
HSPA allows you to get the best experience of new 3G technology.
Given the same bandwidth for WCDMA and HSPA, HSPA allows higher bit rates compared to WCDMA to be delivered to the end users.
Major advantages include:
How can I get HSPA speeds?
If you are upgrading your mobile phone or buying a new datacard, mobile-phones we recommend checking with the manufacturer to ensure it’s an HSPA enabled handset or a USB Dongle or a PCMCIA slot based Datacard, which will allow access to higher speeds by which you can enjoy happy surfing.
Where can I buy an HSPA handset, USB dongle or Datacard?
Mobile handsets with HSPA support can be purchased from the handset manufacturers’ outlets, Authorized dealers, 3G enabled USB Dongle and Data Card can be purchased from select Airtel Relationship Centers (ARC) in your city.