List of HSPA+ networks

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A list of HSPA+ networks worldwide, sorted by country.

Countries[edit]

A[edit]

Albania[edit]

  • AMC launched first HSPA+ network in Jan 2012.

Algeria[edit]

  • Ooredoo and Mobilis launched simultaneously HSPA+ networks in December 2013 after obtention of their 3G licenses.
  • Djezzy launched HSPA+ at the beginning of July 2014.[1]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

  • Digicel launched first HSPA+ network in October 2012.

Australia[edit]

  • Telstra launched the world's first HSPA+ network (dubbed Next G) in February 2007. It has since been upgraded to speeds to 42 Mbit/s in August 2010.
  • Optus launched HSPA+ services on its 2100 MHz metropolitan network in 2009. It has since upgraded some regional areas on its 900 MHz to access the faster speeds. In 2012 it also launched 900 MHz in metro areas for better coverage, this also has HSPA+ enabled on it.
  • Vodafone Australia enabled HSPA+ on its metro 2100 MHz and 850 MHz networks in 2012 as part of its major network upgrades, as well as selected regional locations.

Austria[edit]

  • 3 currently supplies DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • A1 launched HSPA+ with 21 Mbit/s in April 2009. The company offers currently DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Orange provides HSPA+ with data rates up to 21 Mbit/s.
  • T-Mobile upgraded its network in July 2011 with DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 MBit/s in populated areas.

B[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

  • VIVA Bahrain launched the country first HSPA+ network on February 10, 2010 with a download speed of up to 21Mbit/s.[2] VIVA announced on May 23, 2011 the beginning of the DC-HSPA+ rollout which was completed on November 21, 2011. As a result the maximum speed has increased to 42Mbit/s.[3][4]
  • Batelco launched the DC-HSPA+ on June 21, 2012 with a download speed of up to 42Mbit/s.[5] Nationwide rollout started on May 6, 2012 and will finish on September 8, 2012.[6]

Belize[edit]

  • DigiCell Launched HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s on January 2013, DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s will soon be deployed.

Brazil[edit]

  • Claro launched HSPA+ network in December 15, 2011. Current maximum speed up to 6.0 Mbit/s.
  • Vivo S.A. launched HSPA+ network in November 22, 2011. Current maximum speed up to 6.0 Mbit/s.

Belgium[edit]

  • Proximus launched HSPA+ 21.6 Mbit/s in January 2013 and started deploying DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s together with LTE.
  • Baseprovides HSPA+ throughout its network. At present, 61% of the population can benefit from DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s.

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Grameenphone launched their HSPA+ services on 8 October 2013.
  • TeleTalk, a government owned telecom, upgraded its HSDPA to HSPA+ standards

Bulgaria[edit]

  • Mtel launched its HSPA+ network officially on September 2009.
  • Vivacom launched its HSPA+ network officially on February 2013.

C[edit]

Canada [7]

  • Bell Mobility Launched HSPA+ network on November 4, 2009. Retains CDMA network. The network now support speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Chatr A brand owned by Rogers
  • Fido A brand owned by Rogers
  • Koodo A brand owned by Telus
  • Mobilicity Available in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver
  • MTS Mobility Manitoba HSPA+ network launched March 31, 2011
  • PC Mobile Uses Bell's network.
  • Rogers Wireless In the summer of 2009, the network was upgraded to HSPA+ technology. Enhancements include download speeds of up to a theoretical 21.6 Mbit/s.
  • SaskTel Mobility Saskatchewan HSPA+ network launched August 16, 2010. The network now support speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Telus Mobility Launched HSPA+ network on November 5, 2009. The network now support speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Vidéotron Videotron launched its own HSPA+ network in Quebec on September 9, 2010.
  • Virgin Mobile Canada A brand fully acquired by Bell on May 7, 2009.
  • Wind Mobile Launched networks in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.

Croatia[edit]

  • VIPnet has commercially launched HSPA+ in November 2009 with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.

Chile[edit]

  • Entel PCS launched HSPA+ 21.6 Mbit/s on December 2010 and upgraded it to DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s on July 2011
  • Movistar Chile launched HSPA+ 21.6 Mbit/s on August 2010 and started deploying DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s on November 2011

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

  • Tigo launched HSPA+ @ 21.6 Mbit/s at 1900 MHz on October 13, 2011.
  • Comcel launched HSPA+ @ 21.6 Mbit/s at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz band on November 23, 2011.
  • Movistar launched HSPA+ @ 21.6 Mbit/s at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz band.

Cyprus[edit]

  • MTN Group launched HSPA+ @ 21.6 Mbit/s on March 15, 2012.

Czech Republic[edit]

  • T-Mobile has rolled out HSPA+ (21,6 Mbit/s) on their network. The company launched first DC-HSPA+ Trial in late 2011 with speeds up to 42,2 Mbit/s.
  • Vodafone has launched first DC-HSPA+ Trial in late 2011 with speeds up to 42,2 Mbit/s.

E[edit]

Ethiopia

F[edit]

France[edit]

G[edit]

Georgia[edit]

  • Magticom has launched HSPA+ network in second half of 2011 in Tbilisi. Speeds are: 21.6 Mbit/s for download and 5.76 Mbit/s for upload.
  • Geocell has launched HSPA+ network in second half of 2011 in Tbilisi. Speeds are: 21.6 Mbit/s for download and 5.76 Mbit/s for upload.

Germany[edit]

  • E-Plus provides DC-HSPA+ with up to 42,2 Mbit/s.
  • O2 has launched first HSPA+ Trial in late 2009 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s. Now the main part of the 3G network provides now speed up to 21,6 Mbit/s. Since the middle of September 2013, the company launched DC-HSPA+ in some areas.[8]
  • Telekom has commercially launched HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s Nation-wide.
  • Vodafone provides HSPA+ with data rate up to 21 Mbit/s in some areas with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.

H[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • CSL launched the first HSPA+ network in the territory in March 2009 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.
  • PCCW launched HSPA+ service in early 2009 now offering speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • SmarTone-Vodafone launched their HSPA+ service in November 2009 with speeds up to 28.8 Mbit/s.

I[edit]

India[edit]

  • Reliance Communications provides HSPA+ service at maximum speeds of 28 Mbit/s in all states where it holds 3G Licenses. Services were rolled out in late 2010.
  • Tata DoCoMo launched HSPA+ service on November 5, 2010 with speeds up to 21.1 Mbit/s.
  • BSNL started upgrading their entire 3G network in 760 Indian cities from the current HSDPA standards to the HSPA+ standards with minimum speeds of 14.2 Mbit/s and maximum speeds of 21.1 Mbit/s.[9]
  • Currently all private operators - Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular launched HSPA+ services with speeds up to 21.1 Mbit/s. Reliance Communications rolled out HSPA+ network to support 28 Mbit/s.

Iran[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Virtual mobile networks carried on any these 4 infrastructural networks could potentially have access to HSPA+ technologies depending on their contracts with the host networks.

Israel[edit]

  • Partner, the second largest Israeli GSM provider, has announced (January 1, 2013) deployment of HSPA+ 42Mbit/s and is preparing to deploy LTE at a later date.[10]

Italy[edit]

  • TIM launched HSPA+ service in July 2009.
  • 3 Italia launched HSPA+ service in 2009 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s. 3 Italia is currently deploying DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42.2 Mbit/s.
  • Vodafone Italia launched HSDPA service speeds up to 14.4 Mbit/s in almost all its 3G network. And today (2011) up to 42.2 Mbit/s in selected cities: Roma, Milano, Napoli, Torino, Bari, Genova, Catania, Venezia, Palermo, Padova, Cagliari, Verona, Bologna, Perugia, Firenze e Brescia.

J[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

  • Digicel has commercially launched HSPA+.

Jordan[edit]

  • Zain Jordan has commercially launched HSPA+ in March 2011 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.

L[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

  • MTC Touch has commercially launched HSPA+ in November 2011 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.[11]

M[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Umobile has DC-HSPA+ throughout its network and is currently working in major cities.
  • Maxis has HSPA+ network and is currently expanding to DC-HSPA+.
  • DiGi has DC-HSPA+ enabled on its nationwide 3G network.

Maldives[edit]

  • Dhiraagu launched its HSPCA+ network in the greater Malé area with speeds up to 5 MB/s in April 2013.
  • Ooredoo Maldives has commercially launched DC-HSPA+ in 2013 Covering 82% of Maldives with speeds up to 7 MB/s and 14 MB/s.

Moldova[edit]

  • Unité launched HSPA+ network in March 2013.

N[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • Vodafone New Zealand has HSPA+ throughout its network and is currently rolling out DC-HSPA+ with it currently available in majority of popular cities (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch etc.)
  • Telecom New Zealand has HSPA+ throughout 97% of the country. DC-HSPA+ rollout is planned for late 2012.
  • 2degrees has partial HSPA+ coverage with the remainder of the network providing HSPA. 2degrees recently announced that it has already rolled out DC-HSPA+ to parts of popular cities (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch etc.)

Nicaragua[edit]

  • Movistar has commercially launched HSPA+ with speeds up to 21 Mbit/s in major cities.

Nigeria[edit]

  • Etisalat and Airtel have commercially launched HSPA+ with advertised speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s in major cities.

P[edit]

Panama[edit]

  • Digicel delivers HSPA+ since November 2011, at speed up to 21Mbit/s/1.5Mbit/s on a 1900mhz. Provider offers at the same price as EDGE access

Paraguay[edit]

  • Claro since November 2011, current maximum speed up to 5.0 / 1.0 Mbits (testing)

Poland[edit]

  • Aero2 delivers HSPA+ since May 2011, on 900 MHz, at a speed up to 28,8 Mbit/s (down) / 5,7 Mbit/s (up). The operator provides Internet for free to anybody, thanks to the same HSPA technology, then the connexion being capped at 512kbit/s and one (freely renewable) hour per user. Its network takes advantage of MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, and covers more than 75% of the population by the end of 2011.[12]
  • Orange
  • T-Mobile

Portugal[edit]

  • TMN since 5 April 2006, at maximum speed up to 43,2 / 5,7 Mbit/s DC-HSPA+.
  • Vodafone since 5 April 2006, from 10 October 2010 maximum speeds up to 43,2 / 5,7 Mbit/s DC-HSPA+.
  • Optimus since 5 April 2006 at maximum speed up to 21,6 / 5,7 Mbit/s HSPA+.

Since 5 April 2006 that the three operators offer this service, coverage includes the main cities and most important towns at speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ (Vodafone, TMN) and 21.6 Mbit/s HSPA+Optimus. At main cities the three operators have also HSUPA 5,7 Mbits upload enabled.

Philippines[edit]

  • Globe Telecom commercially introduced their HSPA+ network in June, 2011 through their Tonino Lamborghini broadband stick with max speed of up to 10Mbit/s (later 12Mbit/s). The network is running on 21Mbit/s HSPA+ technology on the 2100 MHz band (and later on the 900 MHz band too). As of March 2012, only some parts of Metro Manila is covered by HSPA+ coverage. Other major cities and provinces are set to get HSPA+ coverage by the end of the year.
  • Smart Communications Introduced their HSPA+ offering on mid August, 2011 through their "Rocket" broadband stick which advertises a max speed of 12Mbit/s. Initial coverage includes key cities at the expense of lesser roll-out within the capital. Smart is the only network in the Philippines to have 3G on both the 2100 MHz and 850 MHz band.

R[edit]

Romania[edit]

  • Cosmote Romania launched DC-HSPA+ in October 2012 and offers speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s.
  • Orange Romania launched DC-HSPA+ in October 2011 and offers speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s.
  • Vodafone Romania launched DC-HSPA+ in July 2012 and offers speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s.

S[edit]

Singapore[edit]

  • M1 have commercial HSPA+ service throughout the island with download speeds up to 28.8 Mbit/s. Plans only have a peak speed of 21 Mbit/s however.
  • SingTel and StarHub have commercial DC-HSPA+ services throughout the island with download speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.

Slovakia[edit]

  • Telekom launched HSPA+ in March 2011 and offered speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s. It has since been upgraded to speeds to 42Mbit/s in October 2011.
  • Orange Slovensko launched HSPA+ on October 28, 2011 and offered speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • O2 Slovensko Operates a GSM/GPRS/EDGE Network, HSDPA offered from July 2011, speeds up to 14,4 Mbit/s.

Slovenia[edit]

  • Mobitel has commercially launched HSPA+ in April 2010 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.
  • Si.mobil has commercially launched HSPA+ in December 2010 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.
  • Tušmobil has commercially launched HSPA+ in November 2010 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • Mobily has commercially launched HSPA+ in September 2009 with speeds up to 21.6 Mbit/s.

South Africa[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • SK Telecom has officially launched HSPA+ in 2010 with speeds up to 21 MBit/s. Coverage includes 50+ major cities and towns including all metropolitan cities.
  • KT Corporation has launched HSPA+ in 2010. Coverage includes 80+ major cities and towns including all metropolitan cities.

Spain[edit]

  • Movistar (Teléfonica) has commercially launched HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s in major cities.
  • Vodafone has commercially launched HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Yoigo (TeliaSonera) has commercially launched HSPA+.

Sri Lanka[edit]

  • Dialog has commercially launched DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Mobitel has commercially launched DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Etisalat has commercially launched DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • Airtel has commercially launched HSPA+ with speeds up to 21 Mbit/s.
  • Hutch has commercially launched HSPA with speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s.

Switzerland[edit]

  • Swisscom launched DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s in June 2011.
  • Sunrise launched HSPA+ with speeds of up to 42 Mbit /s in June 2013.

T[edit]

Thailand[edit]

  • AIS launched HSPA+ in April 2011 in some provinces on 900 MHz and offers speeds up to 42 Mbit/s. (Upgraded from 21.6 Mbit/s in January 2012)
  • DTAC launched HSPA+ in September 2011 in some provinces on 850 MHz and offers speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.
  • CAT + Truemove H launched HSPA+ in September 2011 in major cities on 850 MHz and offers speeds up to 42 Mbit/s. Nationwide coverage was launched in Q1 2012.
  • TOT3G planned to launch HSPA+ in February 2012 nationwide on 2100 MHz and offers speeds up to 42 Mbit/s.

U[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • 3 has rolled out HSPA+ on their network. It has nearly completed its rollout of DC-HSPA offering speeds of up to 42 m/bits.
  • EE have rolled out HSPA+ on their network and are currently rolling out 4G LTE.
  • T-Mobile UK have rolled out HSPA+ on their network.
  • Orange UK have rolled out HSPA+ on their network.
  • O2 UK have rolled out HSPA+ on their network.
  • Vodafone UK have rolled out HSPA+ on their network.

United States[edit]

  • AT&T Mobility began upgrading their existing HSPA network to 21 Mbit/s HSPA+ in 2010. AT&T plans to upgrade its entire 3G footprint to HSPA+ by 2012 in addition to its 4G LTE rollout.
  • T-Mobile US launched its first HSPA+ Trial in September 2009 with speeds up to 42 Mbit/s. T-Mobile reported their HSPA+ mobile broadband network covered more than 30 million Americans as of May 24, 2010.[13]
  • GCI Released in September 2011 GCI became the first provider in Alaska to provide a 4G HSPA+ network. This coincided with the GCI becoming the first provider with access to the Samsung Galaxy S2 [14]

See also[edit]

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