Japan’s eAccess isn’t deploying any old LTE network. It’s going for broke, pushing the upper limits of the technology to launch a network that can support speeds of 300 Mbps. That makes Verizon’s LTE network, which can breach 25 Mbps on a good day, seem pokey.
Ericsson today said it will power EMOBILE’s 42 Mbps dual cell HSPA network in Japan, expected to launch in major cities before year-end. The upgraded network will be Japan’s first use of dual cell HSPA, or DC-HSPA, which pairs channels together for faster wireless speeds.