Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has just announced the roll-out of its HSPA+ network in more markets around the United States, complemented by the general availability of T-Mobile myTouch 4G today. Moreover, the company announced that its customers can enjoy the blazing connectivity speeds on a netbook too, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 4G.
The company has just made the 4G mobile broadband network available in six more markets in the US, while announcing the availability of the said devices.
According to T-Mobile
, its upgraded network, now covering 75 metropolitan markets throughout the United States, can offer speeds that are faster than those available on competing 4G technologies.
Basically, with T-Mobile's network, users can enjoy a great mobile broadband experience than what other networks in the country can offer.
“4G is about performance and today T-Mobile’s HSPA+
network is delivering 4G speeds that match and often beat WiMAX and are readily comparable to what early LTE will deliver,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA.
“Our 4G network is capable of theoretical speeds up to 21Mbps and we have seen average download speeds approaching five Mbps on our myTouch 4G phone
in some cities with peak speeds of nearly 12 Mbps.”
“Further, independent reviewers have seen average download speeds on our webConnect Rocket between 5 and 8 Mbps with peak speeds up to 8-10Mbps.”
At the same time, he notes that competitors won't be able to match the footprint of T-Mobile
's 4G service in the near future, and that the carrier plans on marketing the network advantage in a series of TV commercials advertising ‘America’s Largest 4G Network’ from T-Mobile.
The six metropolitan areas in which the T-Mobile
made its network available include Chicago, Ill.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; and Raleigh-Durham and Wilmington, N.C.
The wireless carrier also underlined that its users in a number of 75 metropolitan areas are now offered access to faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming and quicker downloads at the same cost as before.
“Consumers do not understand the technical alphabet soup of technologies involved in 4G, but for our purposes we define WiMAX, LTE and HSPA+
as 4G technologies,” said Chris Nicoll, distinguished research fellow, Yankee Group.
“HSPA+ is evolving a far more ambitious and long-term road map than was originally envisioned,” Nicoll continues.
“T-Mobile is using an upgrade to HSPA+
to deliver faster 4G speeds today and is quickly bringing a number of HSPA+ devices to market that greatly enhances the mobile data experience for its customers.”