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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "HSPA"?

The term HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) is commonly used to refer to UMTS based 3G networks that support both HSDPA and HSUPA data for improved download and upload speeds. HSPA can also be used to refer to the entire family of related systems, which includes the upcoming HSPA+.

Also known as: "High Speed Packet Access"

See Also: UMTS, 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+

Referred to by: DC-HSPA, Evolved HSPA, LTE

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