In the past couple of months I’ve seen in the news that some mobile operators have started to deploy HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), the uplink brother of HSDPA in their networks in selected areas. Today, T-Mobile announced that their nationwide HSUPA network roll-out is finished. And nationwide roll-out doesn’t mean just a couple of base stations, it means several thousands.
I guess it wasn’t too difficult to do since HSUPA is mainly a software update. Also, base station backhaul capacity has already been increased for HSDPA. The uplink part, which is usually increased as well in symmetric links such as E-1’s can now be put into good use.
This time, networks are a bit ahead of the mobiles. Except for data cards, I haven’t seen a lot of HSUPA mobiles yet. All right, Nokia and co. it’s about time now and I can’t wait to transfer my videos to YouTube right from the mobile:-)