Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has deployed high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) commercial network for StarHub, an info-communications company in Singapore.

The expansion of StarHub's 3G network to high-speed packet access (HSPA) involved the installation of over 1,000 next-generation distributed node B basestations across the island state. The solution features small, light-weight and easy to install units, reducing operating expenditure. During the project deployment phase, Huawei engineers ensured smooth implementation and achieved an average of about 100 node B unit installations per week.

StarHub can now deliver a better user experience over existing 3G and HSPA (both HSDPA and HSUPA) offerings. With local access of up to 7.2Mbps downstream and up to 1.9Mbps upstream, these specifications far exceed current 3G mobile broadband speeds of up to 384Kbps, as well as other offerings in the Singapore market.