Additional HSPA+ Networks Rolled Out by T-Mobile USA

Continuing the roll out of their High Speed Packet Access Plus network, T-Mobile USA has stated their HSPA+ is now available in the additional areas of suburban Washington DC, Long Island, New Jersey and New York reports an article over on pcworld.

T-Mobile HSPA+ can provide fast download rates at 21Mbps and is considered to be an interim step to LTE which can possibly provide fast download speeds of 80Mbps.

Furthermore, T-Mobile has stated that Los Angeles will also gain the HSPA+ service soon and they have plans to upgrade their entire network to HSPA+ tech by the end of 2010. Also, T-Mobile has confirmed that they are continuing to install the required backhaul capacity at their cell sites which is needed to enable the higher data rates.

Currently T-Mobile offers HSPA+ in Philadelphia however the only way computers can access the network is via a HSPA+ USB stick, but in future mobile phones and laptop with built in HSPA+ will also be able to utilise the network


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  1. GABRIEL says:

    CHICAGO — 4G World — Everyone knows that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is planning to move to Long Term Evolution (LTE) next year, but is the operator also planning a further upgrade of its 3G network in 2011?

    In his keynote here on Tuesday, David Haight, VP of business development at AT&T's Emerging Devices Organization, said that if users roam off LTE, they would go to faster 3G in 2011. "The good news is that you're going to fall back to HSPA+, so you're falling back to 21 megabits, not 7.2 or 3.6," Haight told the crowd. (See 4G World: AT&T Learns Lessons From iPad.)

    So far, AT&T has only said that it will deploy the earlier 14.4Mbit/s upgrade by the end of this year – 2010, revealing nothing about a 21Mbit/s upgrade in 2011. So we asked AT&T what the official word on this was.

    "HSPA+ technology has a theoretical maximum speed of 21Mbps," a spokeswoman said, in an email reply to questions. "WE HAVE NOT BEGUN DEPLOYING THE TECHNOLOGY AT THIS TIME",she said that only this October – then now magically they have 21 hspa+???(See AT&T Plots Widescale HSPA+ Rollout .)

    Nonetheless, if AT&T is interested in keeping up with GSM rival T-Mobile then HSPA+ is a logical progression. T-Mobile is currently rolling out a 21Mbit/s upgrade for 100 cities by year's end; it currently has the speed boost running in 75 cities in the US & theres more cities coming till the end of 2010.

    The average download speeds offered on 21Mbit/s HSPA+ are in the 5 to 8 Mbit/s range. (See T-Mobile's HSPA+ Rivals Clearwire, US LTE Speeds.) When we are in Austin,Texas for ANDROID FESTIVAL, TMobile executives said that 42Mbps hspa+ will be available by last week of January or 1st week of February-2011 then AT&T will start to deploy 21Mbps hspa+…

    I called a friend who is engineer in AT&T MOBILITY unit & he said to me that THEY STILL USE THE 7.2Mbps & 14.4Mbps HSPA, NOT YET THE 21 HSPA+ (maybe next year around February-2011, he said)


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