While AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile is pending, the “largest 4G network” still seems to be in the works, and yes, is still growing. Today, T-Mobile has announced that their 4G HSPA+ network would come to 10 new cities; Ames, IA; Anderson, IN; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, and Jackson, MI; Fort Collins-Loveland, CO; Lawrence and Manhattan, KS; Springfield, IL; and Wichita Falls, TX.
Just in case that was not enough good news for you, T-Mobile’s 4G network is not only expanding, but also improving. 4G speeds will be doubled in 25 markets by mid-2011, allowing for downloads of up to 42 stunning Mbps, starting with Vegas, New York, and Orlando.
Though T-Mobile has always been a bit bullied by the bigger brothers, these are definitely no baby steps, especially right before a possible acquisition. Such speeds would leave Verizon’s “fastest 4G network” quite a bit behind, but of course, theoretical speeds are to be taken with a grain of salt. We will have to wait and see if the network actually meets such expectations, and also, what happens to T-Mobile down the road. In the meanwhile, enjoy your brand new 4G speeds!