AT&T Boosting 3G Network to 7.2Mbps
AT&T is in the process of doubling the capacity of its HSPA 3G network from 3.6Mbps to 7.2Mbps on the downlink. The upgrades are possible through software upgrades to its networking equipment. AT&T is actively testing the enhancements in two separate markets before rolling them out further. It is also certifying devices to run at the faster HSPA speeds. According to Scott McElroy, AT&T Mobility vice president of technology realization, the company will likely skip upgrading its HSPA network to 14.4Mbps and jump right to HSPA+, which can operate at 21Mbps. In addition to these capacity upgrades, AT&T is also expanding its 3G network into its 850Mhz spectrum to improve range and penetration.
they better do it quick!
AT&T is mad slow
T-Mobile hasn't even had 3G coverage for "awhile". Looks like their 3G speed is averaging around 1mb/s
I can't find anything saying that T-Mobile has HSDPA 7.2, and that includes their own web site.
They have it in Europe, but that's hardly relevant since you're comparing them to AT&T.
First fix 3g coverage issues.
expand 3g before speed
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?REAL? World speeds???
* Notice to ATT employees (fanboys) I said end-user speeds, NOT "advertised speed".*
Gosh it sure will be exciting when the speeds ATTs 3G network are actually worth the $60/mo that ATT charges.
I'm getting about 1.1 right now, so I suspect I'll be at or a little over 2.0 once then upgrade my area to 7.2.