If mobile speeds are going this way, as they seem to be, DSL is going to have to do some serious work to keep up. I heard a rumour of the default DSL service going from 1Mb to 2Mb, with an increase in upload speeds included. Also noted are plans by Magnet to roll out ADSL2+ in Dublin at least – with a theoretical upper limit of 24Mpbs (if you live right beside the exchange).
HSDPA upgrades 3G to improve the network’s data performance, taking downloads speeds up to 1.4Mbps in its current form, though O2 is looking to improved data rates that should push 3.6Mbps by the time the technology goes live outside the Isle of Man. Upload speeds should hit 384Kbps from today’s 128Kbps.
Come early 2008, and the download speed is set to rise to 7.3Mbps before hitting 10.2Mbps in late 2009.