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SmarTone-Vodafone Launches HSPA+ Upgrade in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong's SmarTone Vodafone has announced the launch of its HSPA network upgrade, providing theoretical peak network speeds of 21 Mbps.

SmarTone-Vodafone is also introducing three new mobile broadband price plans. The Power 3 plan provides typical usable speeds of 2.3 Mbps. The Power 7 plan offers typical usable speeds of 2.6 Mbps, while the Power 21 plan delivers typical usable speeds of 2-14 Mbps.

"Besides the state-of-the-art broadband performance and unrivalled convenience of wireless, our Power 3, Power 7 and Power 21 mobile broadband plans are designed to meet different customers' needs, offering them a choice and best value, always," said Mr. Douglas Li, CEO of SmarTone-Vodafone. "Naturally, with the launch of HSPA+, our network capacity has increased greatly and allows us to deliver even better service to all our customers."

"SmarTone-Vodafone will continue upgrading network speeds to 28 Mbps and 42 Mbps next year, paving the way for 80 Mbps and even higher speeds with implementation of LTE," adds Mr. Li. "We are firmly committed to delivering best-in-market broadband services and customers will love the difference."

Based on figures from the Mobile World, we note that the operator ended June 2009 with just under 1.14 million customers, representing a market share of nearly 11%.

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