Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
Definition - What does Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) mean?
Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), also known as the HSPA Evolution, is a 3G wireless communication technology developed by the 3GPP (starting with Release 7) as an upgrade to the HSPA standard. It offers download speeds of up to 168 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 22 Mbps (as of Release 10). The platform’s features were first enabled in 2008.
Techopedia explains Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
HSPA+ is based on wide-band Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), and has been touted by some as a 4G network. In reality, it’s just an improved version of 3G with faster user data rates similar to the latest version of Long-Term Evolution (LTE), with which it shares similar download and upload speeds, but has a different air interface. HSPA+ has an improved multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna and radio access network (RAN), which makes it 11 times faster than the HSPA technology that preceded it.
- High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
- WiMAX Release 2
- Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
- Long Term Evolution (LTE)
- Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE Advanced)
- Radio Access Network (RAN)
- Multiple-In/Multiple-Out (MIMO)
- Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA)
- Third Generation Wireless (3G)
- Fourth Generation Wireless (4G)
Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.