T-Mobile should today switch on its HSUPA mobile broadband service, claiming it to be the first to cover the whole of the UK.
While HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) is pretty common in the UK now, offering fast access to retrieving content from the Internet from a mobile device or modem, HSUPA (High-Speed Uplink Packet Access) is less widely available.
Why would you want faster upload access to the Net? Well, it’s vital after your latest drunken night out that you get the incriminating photos onto Facebook as quickly as possible. HSUPA offers just that, at a theoretical maximum speed of 1.4Mbps – which sadly is faster than some fixed line broadband services offer.
T-Mobile has also upgraded its HSDPA network, with a possible maximum speed of 7.2Mbps, though it’s unfortunate that they came out worst in a recent speed test survey.
CEO Jim Hyde said that T-Mobile’s faster service is addressing “the growing passion for sharing photos and videos on social-networking sites”.