Novatel Announces HSUPA Modem

San Diego-based wireless equipment provider Novatel Wireless announced a new wireless modem Wednesday. Novatel announced a new USB, HSUPA Mobile Broadband modem, which connects PC users to HSPA and EDGE/GPRS networks. The device connects users via a wireless phone connection to the Internet. The new Ovation MC950D device is based on the HSUPA standard, which supports up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and 2.1 Mbps uplink. According to the company, the new modem is in final stages of testing with leading EMEA carriers, and is expected to available this quarter through its OEMs. HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) is not yet available in the United States, although it has had some initial deployments in Europe and Asia.