Ericsson upgrades 3 Scandinavia's HSPA services to 7.2Mbps downlink

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Ericsson has upgraded 3's network with enhanced mobile broadband services with downlink speeds up to 7.2Mbps and uplink speeds of 1.4Mbps. The "turbocharged" network is live in major Swedish cities from today.

The upgrade gives 3's customers even faster access to mobile broadband services including internet surfing, video, TV, music and faster uploading of data. Users will see little or no difference between using a fixed connection at home or via HSPA from anywhere else.

Peder Ramel, CEO of 3 Scandinavia said: "We are proud to be one of the first operators in the world to upgrade Turbo 3G service to even higher speeds. The Ericsson technology allows us to take mobile broadband to the next level.

Mikael Bäckström, President of Ericsson Nordic and Baltics, said: "With this upgrade, 3 is the one of the first operators to offer consumer and enterprise customers richer services at unparalleled speeds. We are proud to be supplier to 3's successful Turbo 3G service.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide hardware, software and services related to HSPA 7.2 and Enhanced Uplink. 3 and Ericsson will continue to extend network coverage and upgrade to higher HSPA speeds throughout 2007.