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T-Mobile 3G Will Do 21 Mbps in 2010

In an "eat this AT&T" statement from T-Mobile USA, the company has revealed that HSPA+ will be ready to roll out on its 3G network next year. The company made this revelation during the Mobilize event in San Francisco, and also added that its users are currently sending 600 messages per user per month on average. In fact, T-Mobile subscribers update their status on social networks a couple of times as week.

However, with Motorola's first Android handset coming on board, the company is looking to handle the data loads as quickly as possible. T-Mobile USA's chief technical officer Cole Broadman said at the conference that Android users are very active, with users downloading an average of 40 applications each. Because Motorola's new Android phone has a larger storage capacity than T-Mobile's first Android offering, the numbers and data usage will likely skyrocket.

According to Electronista, T-Mobile plans to update its 3G network to HSPA 7.2 by the end of the year for starters, followed by the HSPA+ upgrade by 2010. By upgrading the network to HSPA 7.2, subscribers could achieve "theoretical" peak speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, and a whopping 21 Mbps peak speeds on HSPA+.

Yesterday AT&T said that 90-percent of its 3G network will offer only HSPA 7.2 by the end of 2011, however the company plans to begin migrating over to 4G in that same timeframe.

  • dreamphantom_1977
    Thats twice my pc isp speed. Crazy. I'd be happy with a quarter of that. How much is all this gonna cost the consumer? I'd rather have unlimited data. Hi-def video doesn't even require those speeds. What exactly are these people doing on these phones?
  • bustapr
  • ssalim
    Holy Testicle Tuesday!
  • Major7up
    But will their general service still suck?
  • xtc28
    El_capitan you are probably right!!!!!! BUT at the moment I am going to say WOW!!!!!!!!!!! THIS I MUST SEE TO BELIEVE!
  • liemfukliang
    I guest in US or other country we can sue ISP if the internet speed is to difference than theoritical speed. In Indonesia we can't :(. That why the Indonesia Internet speed is just 0,005 mbps in HSDPA with the cost of about 6 MCD BIG MAC / month unlimited. I hope Indonesia will do the same as T-Mobile soon (hopefully this is not a kind of Mission Impossible
  • war2k9
    T-Mobile works better than ATT in san francisco.
  • thejerk
    and in chicago
  • jimmysmitty
    I am still waiting to see what Verizons next gen network will bring. From what I hear its supposed to offer the over the air equivalent of their FiOS speeds internet.
  • Caffeinecarl
    and Detroit