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.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
AT&T Targeting Summer Launch for LTE in WCS Spectrum
AT&T plans to begin deploying LTE service in its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum holdings this summer. AT&T acquired some WCS spectrum from NextWave in 2012 and more from Sprint in 2014.
AT&T, T-Mobile Offer Best 3G Performance
The 3G networks operated by AT&T and T-Mobile handily beat those operated by Sprint and Verizon Wireless in PCMag's Fastest Mobile Networks in 2014. AT&T and T-Mobile use HSPA/HSPA for 3G and Sprint and Verizon use CDMA EVDO Rev.
Verizon Adding Carrier Aggregation to 20x20MHz Channels
Verizon Wireless is upgrading its LTE network with several different technologies meant to boost capacity and speeds. Mike Haberman, Verizon's VP of network support, said the company is deploying carrier aggregation in its 20x20MHz channels.
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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Gearing up for 3rd Gen iPhone
?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.