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T-Mobile to rename its HSPA+ network as 4G?

0. phoneArena 14 Oct 2010, 17:56 posted on

Speculation has arisen that next month, T-Mobile will launch the nation's largest 4G network with a simple change in definition...

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posted on 15 Oct 2010, 12:49

26. MattyMillz (unregistered)


I'm just waiting for LTE to drop so sprint and T-mo can get their doors blown off by the big boys.

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 13:42

30. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)


I heard that Sprint has plans to adopt LTE if it proves itself. No point in shooting yourself in the foot by being stubborn. Then they'd completely have the market, WiMax for consumers or LTE if you wanted to pay more or were a business. Another tier system. Smart business there.

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 19:22

33. DBTmo (unregistered)


T-Mo would be blowing an enormous hole in it's foot if it went with anything other than '4G' from a marketing standpoint, since in the mind of the lay consumer '4' is better than '3'. Remember 'XBOX 360' when the PS3 was coming out. No way they were going to name it XBOX 2, since PS3 would automatically have a marketing edge. Some of the naive comments on here about 'it's not fair to the 'real 4g' companies. Since when has 'fairness' ever been a part of corporate strategy. It's all about market share.

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 12:09

34. GABRIEL (unregistered)


CHICAGO -- 4G World -- Everyone knows that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is planning to move to Long Term Evolution (LTE) next year, but is the operator also planning a further upgrade of its 3G network in 2011?

In his keynote here on Tuesday, David Haight, VP of business development at AT&T's Emerging Devices Organization, said that if users roam off LTE, they would go to faster 3G in 2011. "The good news is that you're going to fall back to HSPA+, so you're falling back to 21 megabits, not 7.2 or 3.6," Haight told the crowd. (See 4G World: AT&T Learns Lessons From iPad.)

So far, AT&T has only said that it will deploy the earlier 14.4Mbit/s upgrade by the end of this year, revealing nothing about a 21Mbit/s upgrade in 2011. So we asked AT&T what the official word on this was.

"HSPA+ technology has a theoretical maximum speed of 21Mbps," a spokeswoman said, in an email reply to questions. "WE HAVE NOT BEGUN DEPLOYING THE TECHNOLOGY AT THIS TIME" she said that only this October, then now magically they have 21 hspa+ (See AT&T Plots Widescale HSPA+ Rollout .)

Nonetheless, if AT&T is interested in keeping up with GSM rival T-Mobile then HSPA+ is a logical progression. T-Mobile is currently rolling out a 21Mbit/s upgrade for 100 cities by year's end; it currently has the speed boost running in 65 cities in the US.

The average download speeds offered on 21Mbit/s HSPA+ are in the 5 to 8 Mbit/s range. (See T-Mobile's HSPA+ Rivals Clearwire, US LTE Speeds.)

I called a friend who is engineer in AT&T mobility unit & he said to me that THEY STILL USE THE 7.2 & 14.4 HSPA NOT YET THE 21 HSPA+.

BEST LIAR OF ALL TIME - AT&T...

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 12:09

35. GABRIEL (unregistered)


CHICAGO -- 4G World -- Everyone knows that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is planning to move to Long Term Evolution (LTE) next year, but is the operator also planning a further upgrade of its 3G network in 2011?

In his keynote here on Tuesday, David Haight, VP of business development at AT&T's Emerging Devices Organization, said that if users roam off LTE, they would go to faster 3G in 2011. "The good news is that you're going to fall back to HSPA+, so you're falling back to 21 megabits, not 7.2 or 3.6," Haight told the crowd. (See 4G World: AT&T Learns Lessons From iPad.)

So far, AT&T has only said that it will deploy the earlier 14.4Mbit/s upgrade by the end of this year, revealing nothing about a 21Mbit/s upgrade in 2011. So we asked AT&T what the official word on this was.

"HSPA+ technology has a theoretical maximum speed of 21Mbps," a spokeswoman said, in an email reply to questions. "WE HAVE NOT BEGUN DEPLOYING THE TECHNOLOGY AT THIS TIME" she said that only this October, then now magically they have 21 hspa+ (See AT&T Plots Widescale HSPA+ Rollout .)

Nonetheless, if AT&T is interested in keeping up with GSM rival T-Mobile then HSPA+ is a logical progression. T-Mobile is currently rolling out a 21Mbit/s upgrade for 100 cities by year's end; it currently has the speed boost running in 65 cities in the US.

The average download speeds offered on 21Mbit/s HSPA+ are in the 5 to 8 Mbit/s range. (See T-Mobile's HSPA+ Rivals Clearwire, US LTE Speeds.)

I called a friend who is engineer in AT&T mobility unit & he said to me that THEY STILL USE THE 7.2 & 14.4 HSPA NOT YET THE 21 HSPA+.

BEST LIAR OF ALL TIME - AT&T...

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