Canadian cellco Telus Mobility has announced the availability of faster data speeds on its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network throughout Southern Ontario, Montreal and Winnipeg, via an upgrade to Rev A technology. Telus is the second Canadian operator to offer Rev A services, following Bell Mobility’s launch of the enhanced data platform at the end of April. Telus says the upgrade will give upload speeds that are seven times faster than its previous EV-DO service, with typical upload speeds of 300kbps to 400kbps, maximum possible upload speeds of 1.8Mbps, enhanced typical download speeds of approximately 450kbps to 800kbps and a maximum theoretical download speed of 3.1Mbps. In the coming months, Telus plans to expand Rev A coverage to its entire EV-DO footprint, which reaches around two-thirds of the population. The CDMA Development Group says that CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A offers average data throughputs of 600kbps-1.4Mbps with bursts up to 3.1Mbps (downlink), and average data throughputs of 350kbp-500kbps with bursts up to 1.8Mbps (uplink).
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