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HSPA Operator Commitments Report

GSA report – published April 7, 2016

600 HSPA Operator commitments in 218 countries/territories

594 commercial operators are launched in 218 countries including 420 commercial HSPA+ networks

Over 70% of HSPA operators have commercially launched HSPA+. 420 HSPA+ networks (21 Mbps and above) are commercially launched.

Deployment of 42 Mbps DC-HSPA+ technology for even better user experience is the main trend. 194 DC-HSPA+ networks (almost one third of HSPA networks) are commercially launched. Two 63 Mbps 3C-HSPA+ networks are commercially launched.

Around 400 operators (two thirds) commercially launched HSUPA. At least 332 operators (84%) of commercial HSUPA systems) support 5.8 Mbps peak data throughput on the uplink. Another 22 networks support 11.5 Mbps. It means around 90% of operators with HSUPA support at least 5.8 Mbps peak data throughput on the uplink.

Most 3G/HSPA systems use 2.1 GHz spectrum (3GPP band 1). HSPA system deployment using refarmed 900 MHz (band 8) is also mainstream, with a large mature user devices ecosystem. 105 operators in 68 countries deployed HSPA using 900 MHz (UMTS900) in either a single band or within a multiband deployment.

There were over 2.194 billion 3G WCMDA-HSPA/HSPA+ subscriptions globally at end 2015. Total WCMDA- HSPA/HSPA+ connections globally are expected to exceed 3.445 billion by end 2020.

GSA report – published April 7, 2016

600 HSPA Operator commitments in 218 countries/territories

594 commercial operators are launched in 218 countries including 420 commercial HSPA+ networks

Over 70% of HSPA operators have commercially launched HSPA+. 420 HSPA+ networks (21 Mbps and above) are commercially launched.

Deployment of 42 Mbps DC-HSPA+ technology for even better user experience is the main trend. 194 DC-HSPA+ networks (almost one third of HSPA networks) are commercially launched. Two 63 Mbps 3C-HSPA+ networks are commercially launched.

Around 400 operators (two thirds) commercially launched HSUPA. At least 332 operators (84%) of commercial HSUPA systems) support 5.8 Mbps peak data throughput on the uplink. Another 22 networks support 11.5 Mbps. It means around 90% of operators with HSUPA support at least 5.8 Mbps peak data throughput on the uplink.

Most 3G/HSPA systems use 2.1 GHz spectrum (3GPP band 1). HSPA system deployment using refarmed 900 MHz (band 8) is also mainstream, with a large mature user devices ecosystem. 105 operators in 68 countries deployed HSPA using 900 MHz (UMTS900) in either a single band or within a multiband deployment.

There were over 2.194 billion 3G WCMDA-HSPA/HSPA+ subscriptions globally at end 2015. Total WCMDA- HSPA/HSPA+ connections globally are expected to exceed 3.445 billion by end 2020.

Date: 7th Apr 2016
Type: GSA Report, GSA Content
Technology: GSA Global
Originator: GSA

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