Fujitsu Siemens is using the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona this week to unveil the first notebook to support the new UTMS standard HSUPA (High Speed Upload Package Access).

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the first manufacturer to present a live demonstration of the new HSUPA standard. While the UMTS standard HSDPA (High Speed Download Package Access) speeds up downloading from the internet to 7,2Mbps, the upload speed ― the speed at which commands and data are sent ― is slower (384kbps). HSUPA, on the other hand, enables an upload speed of 14Mbps.

Dieter Herzog, executive vice-president of infrastructure products at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, says: "Showcasing our Lifebook at 3GSM allows us once again to demonstrate our leading technological position with mobile professional products.

"We were among the first suppliers to offer notebooks with integrated UMTS, and are now delighted to be able to offer our customers a further large step forward on the path to greater efficiency and user-friendliness. The use of UMTS modules that support both HSDPA and HSUPA with maximum speeds offers users future-proof security for the coming years."

The Lifebook will be available from March.