Woosh upgrades to 1Mbit/s

, posted: 1-May-2006 09:11

An email from Woosh arrived in my inbox this morning:

Dear Juha,

 At Woosh we strive to give you the best value phone and broadband packages possible. To further enhance your online experience we are pleased to inform you that we are increasing our current broadband speeds.

From May 1 your Fusion Data plan will have its speed increased to up to 20 times faster than dial up.*

This will all happen automatically, so just sit back and enjoy faster surfing and quicker downloads with

Kind Regards

Mark Williams
Marketing Manager
Woosh Wireless Ltd.

*Download speeds are subject to coverage conditions and availability of bandwidth at your closest cell site.

So... if "dial-up" means 50kbit/s, twenty times that speed would be 1Mbit/s. No mention of what the upstream speed is; still 120kbit/s?

Last time around the UMTS-TDD provider upgraded the download speed to 500kbit/s, which I easily achieved, although I did have the booster aerial.

Will test this shortly; stand by.

Update Woosh is putting in decent figures in regular use: 1.4 to 1.6Mbit/s downloads. The upstream is still limited to 120kbit/s though, which is a shame.

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