42Mbps is the maximum theoretical download speed, achievable using the state-of-art HSPA+ Dual-Cell Carrier technology.
Dual-cell carrier technology is a natural evolution of HSPA by means of carrier aggregation in the downlink. The basic idea of the multicarrier feature is to achieve better resource utilization and spectrum efficiency by means of joint resource allocation and load balancing across the downlink carriers.
42Mbps is a wireless broadband standard based on HSPA that is defined in 3GPP UMTS release 8based on HSPA+ Dual Cell technology, 3GPP standard Release 8.
Advanced HSPA network can theoretically support up to 42Mbit/sec with a single 5 MHz carrier for Rel8 (64-QAM + MIMO), in good channel condition.
LTE is another 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Much of the work is based on Release 8. LTE has all-IP flat networking architecture
LTE supports peak download rates of 326.4 Mbit/sec for 4x4 antennas, and 172.8 Mbit/sec for 2x2 antennas (utilizing 20 MHz of spectrum)
42Mbps HSPA+ is planned to be in commercial service by next year.
The 42Mbps HSPA+ network is available in Berjaya Times Square and Johor Bahru. The 42Mbps coverage in Penang and Klang Valley will be ready by 2nd half of this year.
U Mobile is working to enhance its network. We will announce the availability of high speed mobile broadband in other areas at a later date.
The 42 Mbps modem is currently for sale at U Mobile branch (in Johor Bahru) and selected JB dealers.
The maximum theoretically download and upload speed of a HSPA+ modem are 42Mbps and 11Mbps.
Within 42Mbps HSPA+ coverage area, the average download speed is between 3 to 10Mbps, and the average upload speed is between 0.5 to 1.5Mbps.
T&C : connection speed may vary due to congestion, distance from the base station, local conditions, internet conditions, server speeds, location, network performance, mobile phone/modems and application used.
The new 42Mbps HSPA+ rate plan will be announced when the service is available next year.
The 3.6Mbps modem is not able to reach the speed of 42Mbps but able to reach the maximum speed of 3.6Mbps.
With a 42Mbps HSPA+ modem, you can enjoy better internet surfing experience and online gaming experience as it has low latency. You will also enjoy great video viewing experience in SD or HD format.
User will get the speed of up to 3.6Mbps or up to 21Mbps using 42Mbps HSPA+ modem in a non-HSPA+ coverage area.
Users are advised to check on the hardware and connectivity specification as the data speed of different devices may vary.
The current release of iPad for example, can only attain a maximum speed of 7.2Mbps.
The details of packages and rate plans are reflected in the U Mobile web portal. Please check u.com.my for more details.
U Mobile will announce the new rate plan later.
The details of the modem price are reflected in the U Mobile web portal. Please check u.com.my for more details.