Vodafone is set to increase the download speeds that users of it's Mobile Broadband (HSDPA - High Speed Downlink Packet Access) can receive to 7.2MB with typical speeds users receiving being between 1.7MB to 5.5MB.
Upload speeds will be made up to 1.44MB with the introduction of HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) for any subscribers of Vodafone Mobile Broadband
Coincidentally the launch of this is set for September 3rd which originally was the day pre-registration offers for 3 Mobile Broadband was set to end, although this has now been extended until 5th September. It was earlier this week that 3 Mobile announced their product to join in Mobile Broadband.
A USB modem can be used or for those that have an ExpressCard Slot in their laptop can use an ExpressCard to connect to the Internet while on the move.
The areas that will be able to receive the new speeds first are in central London areas and at the main airports across the UK with further rollout to follow although we have no idea on how fast Vodafone plan to do this.
Like we suggested earlier this week, Mobile Broadband could well be the next big part of the broadband market to start taking off and with Vodafone announcing increases in performance to it's network just days after 3 Mobile announce they are to launch a mobile broadband product suggests we might not be too far wrong.
Author: Mark Ward Copyright: BroadbandWatchdog.co.uk - NetMediaUK.com