Telefónica Revs Spanish 3G
Telefónica has upgraded its 3G networks in those cities to support downlink speeds up to 21 Mbit/s and uplink speeds up to 5.7 Mbit/s. And the first devices available on the new network are Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR; Toronto: SW)'s AirCard USB 307 modems. (See Telefónica Picks Sierra Wireless.)
Sierra's Aircard USB modems are actually available on six HSPA+ networks worldwide. In Spain, the modems cost €19 (US$28) with a monthly service plan of €49 ($73) per month from Telefónica.
But Telefónica isn't the only operator strutting its 3G stuff in Spain. Vodafone España S.A. has also launched HSPA+ in the country.
And then there's Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR), which says it plans to launch mobile WiMax services in Malaga and Seville next year under the Clear brand. (See Clearwire Takes WiMax to Spain.)
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung