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AT&T Boosting 3G Network to 7.2Mbps

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Apr 20, 2009, 8:29 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Apr 20, 2009, 8:37 AM

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.

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they better do it quick! netboy Apr 20, 2009, 9:16 AM
AT&T is mad slow terryjohnson16 Apr 20, 2009, 8:18 PM
First fix 3g coverage issues. stoopered Apr 21, 2009, 12:38 PM
expand 3g before speed jhr2112 Apr 20, 2009, 12:20 PM
Gearing up for 3rd Gen iPhone EliteABombAZ Apr 20, 2009, 9:40 AM
?REAL? World speeds??? Jayshmay Apr 20, 2009, 9:24 AM
 
 
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