David Baakman

Telfort introducing HSDPA in The Netherlands

I just read in the Computable that Telfort (one of the telcos in The Netherlands) will start rolling out an UMTS network using Huawei equipment, as the first one in europe. A few months ago, Telfort said that the in the current state UMTS is worthless and that until the arrival of HSDPA with its 8-10MBit bandwidth, it doesn’t make sense using it and that they will use EDGE instead. At that time I wrote that the CEO of Telfort was overestimating the speed of HSDPA and I didn’t understand why he made that statement (but that it made sense to use EDGE as a temporary solution).

So, I’m very surprised that Telfort will introduce UMTS with HSDPA in the Netherlands as the first telco. And, now I understand the article in may a bit more.