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AT&T to Begin Rolling Out HSUPA

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Sep 25, 2007, 7:14 AM   by (staff)

President of AT&T's wireless network services Richard Burns recently noted in an interview that AT&T will be announcing its planned network upgrade to HSUPA sometime in the next several weeks. HSUPA improves upon AT&T's HSDPA 3G network by bolstering upload speeds from 120 Kbps to between 500 and 800 Kbps under optimal conditions. AT&T expects the upgraded network will cover 200 markets with 170 million people by the end of 2007, and will soon announce further upgrades to additional markets slated for 2008. Burns also said AT&T will not upgrade its entire network to 3G in 2008, leaving some areas with only EDGE coverage.

from Reuters
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Sep 25, 2007, 1:34 PM

can i get some hsDpa?

I'm here in Denver, CO and we are still using edge!! Is Denver not big enough of a city to get 3G?
Its not the size of the city that is the deciding factor, it also deals with is the question "is denver a profitable city to have 3g?"
You might not have HSDPA but you will have Wimax.

Sep 25, 2007, 7:07 PM

after 2 years... att relizes...

IM LOSING MONEY TO VERIZON AND SPRINT!!!! att might as well give up and live it edge. its limited like verizon in terms on what it can do not in how much (yet) but is lucky enough to even find a good 3g area.

they want to spend money on changing ads and slogans and hasnt even put its network in most areas and now wants to spend money to upgrade edge and now wants hsupa. expect it to be completly hspa on existing 3g areas in 2020. not 2010 Laughing Laughing
actually it'll never be completely HSPA until it can kick people off GSM

Sep 25, 2007, 8:49 AM

How will I know when my area is upgraded to HSUPA?

I mean, when we went from EDGE to 3G I knew because I saw the 3G icon on the phone screen, but now, how will I know?
Your browsing experience should be even faster since the upload latency will decrease.
When the upload speeds are faster, but you will have to get a device that supports both HSUPA and HSDPA.

Sep 25, 2007, 7:26 AM


Those speeds are what you get on EVDO Rev 0 and A. And they are not going to upgrade their entire network? Isn't both sprint and verizon on the way to upgrading their entire network to REV A by the end of 2008? I thought I read sprint will have their entire network upgraded by end of 2007.
Yeah it's because of spectrum demands.

EV-DO is only 1.25 MHz on top of 2.5MHz of 1xRTT

HSPA is an entire 5 MHz set. It's not meant to compliment GSM but replace it but since a lot of people have non 3G phones, they can't get rid of the GSM fro...
Well I know Sprint will be Full EV-D0 Rev A by the end of 2007 and 60-70% WiMAX be the end of 2008. Its kinda funny how HSUPA is only as fast as EV-D0 and yet Sprint is already moving toward an even faster network. I currently use both Sprint and at...
Those speeds are for the uplink right. Also, I thought that thats all the upgrade was going to do was get it up to the speed of Rev A. Where they have coverage is already Rev O speed so this is just a modest upgrade i guess.
They will upgrade some but not sure if they will do all yet. HSUPA is pretty good on the uplink, depending on how much spectrum per carrier they use. HSDPA is the same situation. DO and HSPA differ on the spectrum usage per carrier that favors DO a li...
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