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High-speed mobile broadband technology offering speeds of up to 84Mb is to be showcased by Ericsson at an upcoming industry event.

The mobile technology company has revealed it is to hold the world's first demonstration of the super-fast HSPA technology at the Mobile World Congress, which is taking place from February 15th in Barcelona.

At the same event 12 months ago, Ericsson showcased the world's first demo of 42Mb HSPA.

Marie Westrin, Head of Radio Development at Ericsson, said: "We have a passion for innovation and that is why we can achieve these industry milestones, year after year.

"Our driving force is to fulfil consumers' need to social networking, online gaming and video conferencing, just to mention a few services, on the move."

At the end of last year, broadband provider O2 trialled the use of long term evolution mobile broadband technology in Slough.

A cell peak downlink rate of 150Mb was achieved during the pilot.

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