Noted: T-Mobile is giving existing customers another reason to stay on with the company: 21 mbps download speeds, according to GigaOm’s .
While Higginbotham’s interview with T-Mobile’s vice president of engineering Dave Mayo didn’t confirm that California would be first to get the faster High Speed Packet Access technology, or HSPA+, Mayo said that T-Mobile is upgrading its HSPA software ”major cities” along the California Coast, says the report.
Higginbotham theorizes that this could come as soon as the middle end of 2010 since T-Mobile is waiting for more devices that can handle the speeds. Currently, it has 10.
This isn’t quite 4G mobile wireless. It’s more of an advanced 3G network. AT&T has been upgrading its 3G network to HSPA software, which offers up to 7.2 Mbps. T-Mobile, meanwhile, has also been testing HSPA+ in Philadelphia.
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