T-Mobile USA Starts HSPA+ Deployment
T-Mobile USA today revealed that it has started deploying HSPA+ technology on a limited basis in Philadelphia, with plans for "broad deployment" by mid-2010. HSPA+ offers theoretical peak data rates of 21 Mbps. T-Mobile is also deploying HSPA 7.2 - which offers data rates up to 7.2 Mbps - in some cities in the coming months as an interim step. AT&T is also deploying HSPA 7.2, with plans to upgrade 90 percent of its 3G network to the technology by the end of 2011. AT&T plans to skip HSPA+ in favor of LTE technology. T-Mobile confirmed that they also plan to deploy LTE in the future, although they have not announced a timeline as of yet.
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.
Ultra Mobile Now Offering LTE
Ultra Mobile, an MVNO that resells access to T-Mobile's network, recently begun offering customers access to LTE data. Ultra Mobile doesn't sell handsets and instead only sells SIM cards.
Verizon Reschedules VoLTE-Only Phones for 2016
Verizon Wireless has moved back the timeframe for deploying handsets without CDMA chipsets by two years. The company plans to debut VoLTE service by the end of 2014, but will continue to use its CDMA network for the bulk of voice calls for another two years.
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.
Cricket Customers Won't Benefit from AT&T's LTE Advancements for Now
Cricket Wireless customers shouldn't expect to see an improvement in data speeds any time soon, despite the incredible gains in LTE performance made by Cricket parent AT&T. Cricket caps all customers' data speeds at 8 Mbps, even though its phones and the network support speeds up to 10 times faster.
Not too shabby!
Also, AT&T...that damn network is a joke. HSPA 7.2. by 2011...when T-Mobile will have HSPA+ by 2010, VZW is beginning to release trial markets for LTE, and Sprint/Clearwire are actively rolling out WiMAX. I seriously can't wait for the iPhone to leave them and watch the people flock away.
I also dont know how much of this will see its end result as It seems more and more likely everyday that T-Mobile is ...
OH, and flock away? Maybe to VZW, but I doubt to TMO, even with their deployment of HSPA+ which is nice, they will still have a far smaller 3g footprint then any other majo...
3G performance is pretty good in NYC, just behind Sprint, but better than ATT and VZW when tethered.
Hey this is great, but
Here's an idea: Worry about 3G first
T-Mobile's only about 4 years behind the ball on this anyway (And I work for the place 0
wow I waited the whole day at work for some news for today and I get some waek T-mobile news!
Is this all that is happening today. this is the only news we have?
Good looks like T-Mobiles 3G network will be ready for me when the next version of the Nokia N900 co