AT&T Announces HSPA 7.2 Deployment
AT&T today announced specific plans for upgrading its 3G network to provide double the current data speeds. HSPA 7.2 will be deployed in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami by the end of the year. By the end of 2010, the company will have upgraded 25 of the top 30 markets, and 90 percent of its 3G network area by the end of 2011. AT&T is simultaneously upgrading the backhaul connections at each tower location, providing each tower with faster data connections to the network and the Internet, sufficient to support not only HSPA 7.2 but even faster LTE technology in the future. The company expects to have six HSPA 7.2-compatible smartphones available by the end of the year, (already available are the iPhone 3GS and HTC Fuze,) as well as two new laptop data cards.
I guess my question is: Why Charlotte? and not Phoenix, or Philadelphia which have higher populations?
Plus all the 10s of thousands of travelers daily & weekly through the ...
L.A. Metro (+15 million) has had its 3G 850 up for ~5-6months now in the downtown, and since last fall in the valleys.
I can't speak for other areas.
Damn it Las Vegas is missing!