Jul 06 AT 9:34 AM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

T-Mobile to double HSPA+ speeds in 2011?

T-Mobile is currently upgrading their 3G network to HSPA+ which they say offers “4G speeds” and new details reveal the carrier might double its performance in 2011.

The current implementation of HSPA+ that is being rolled out has a theoretical max of 21 Mbps, but a leaked slide from a recent T-Mobile manager’s meeting in Seattle shows that could double to 42 Mbps by next year.

The major advantage of HSPA+ is that it’s fully compatible with existing HSPA 7.2 devices, which includes T-Mobile’s entire Android lineup. T-Mobile customers in HSPA+ markets are already reporting download speeds that are faster than what we have been able to achieve on Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network.

By the end of 2010, T-Mobile hopes to cover over 100 markets and 185 million people. The carrier is also aiming to have their first HSPA+ handset in the second half of this year.

Features and benefits of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network include:

  • Theoretical capability of peak download speeds of up to 21 mbps
  • Theoretical capability of peak upload speeds of up to 5.7 mbps
  • You don’t have to buy a new phone to take advantage of the new network—many existing T-Mobile 3G phones and laptop sticks work too
  • Runs on state-of-the-art fiber optic technology
  • Up to 3 times faster than our competitors standard 3G networks
HSPA+

T-Mobile could deliver HSPA+ 42 Mbps in 2011.

Source: TmoNews

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