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Re: He's right, ATT is going to get stomped by everyone elses 4G
Here is a little article that I found on PCmagazine.com and what they had to say about T-Mobile's HSPA+ network.
HSPA+, the technology that T-Mobile will use to increase network performance in 2010. A tech blogger and PC World recently test drove HSPA+ and liked what they saw. Clearwireâ€™s rep did not.
â€œPCMag sent our managing editor for mobile, Sascha Segan, down to Philly to do some bandwidth testing. He found that HSPA+ could go toe-to-toe with a 4G network.â€
â€œI found it to be much faster than Verizon's and Sprint's 3G networks, and even sometimes faster than WiMAX â€“ and that's using older devices that can't get anywhere near HSPA+'s maximum speed. In other words, it's only going to get faster,â€ Sascha wrote.
â€œThe rep from Clear (Clear Communications, aka Clearwire) was showing off his services to the public and told everyone it was faster than our 3G services,â€ said IT Administrator John Sankus.
â€œWhen we put it to the test, the results came back that our service was not only faster,â€ said Sankus,â€ but consistently showed a solid connection resulting in not a single service interruption to our mobile retail store all day.â€
Speed tests run by each rep on their own laptops provided the data. T-Mobile HSPA+ download was as much as 22% faster; upload was more than 90% faster.
Sankus said later he wished he could have taken a picture of the Clear rep when they compared results, because, â€œIt was priceless.â€
â€œNot only did the Clear rep stop pushing so hard, he left early.â€
Kevin Tofel, a tech blogger in Philadelphia, recently tested the new technology. Using the webConnect USB Stick and a Nokia N900 device, Kevin reported that â€œâ€¦ the race for faster mobile broadband is on and in my back yard, T-Mobileâ€™s HSPA+ just took the lead.â€
Tofel compared HSPA+ to WiMAX, a type of broadband network, and wrote that â€œtesting the HSPA+ network today deals a bit of a bloody blow to WiMAX in my mind â€“ T-Mobile will have it rolled out faster and existing hardware will benefit immediately from it.â€
This is all directly quoted from PC Magazine.com
- Re: He's right, ATT is going to get stomped by everyone elses 4G by Jayshmay