Feeds

Voda outlines timetable for HSDPA trial

Testing, testing...

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

Vodafone UK is to trial its souped-up 3G service next month ahead of a commercial launch of the service later this year.

The HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) service has already been tested in Newbury, but now the mobile giant plans to enlist the help of 100 firms in central London to put the service through its paces.

If successful, Vodafone plans to begin rolling out the HSDPA service from the summer with punters within the M25 first to get their hands on the mobile broadband service. Other major UK towns and cities should be wired up by the end of the year.

HSDPA boosts the speed of existing 3G services to roughly four times faster than current 3G speeds, enabling users to access the web more effectively and download stuff such as PowerPoint presentations and email attachments more quickly.

Vodafone UK chief exec Tim Miles said the trials were important to help improve the service. "We have seen high demand for 3G since its launch two years ago and our customers are hungry for the improvements that HSDPA will deliver," he said. ®

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Turnbull: NBN won't turn your town into Silicon Valley
'People have been brainwashed to believe that their world will be changed forever if they get FTTP'
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.