What is 3.5G or HSPA (High Speed Packet Access)? - Explained

What is 3.5G or HSPA (High Speed Packet Access)? - Explained


What is 3.5G?

In the cellular technology evolution there was an technology implantation happened in the global cellular networks. HSPA is 3.5G or the 3.5 generation technology acronym. HSPA stands for High Speed Packet Access. HSPA is developed by the 3GPP at the time.

Technology

3.5G or the HSPA actually used two technologies combined to provide the extreme downlink capability and the uplink capability to the network. HSPA used HSDPA also known as High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and HSUPA also known as High Speed Uplink Packet Access to provide the solution.

By using the same frequencies which used in the 3G, service providers got the capability to deliver the HSPA by using the same bands. But the users had to upgrade the handsets to use the technology.

Generally users got the capability to download at a speed of 14 Mbit/s and 5.76Mbit/s in uplink at the peak times.