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  • HSPA Coming to Six Cities By Year's End

    iPhone 3GS users, among other AT&T subscribers with HSPA-capable phones, should see a speed bump by the end of the year... but only if you're in one of 6 cities scheduled for the rollout: Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami are slated for the upgrade this year.

    HSPA 7.2 (7.2 Mb/s High-Speed Packet Access, which is an amalgam of the separate protocols High-Speed Download Packet Access and High-Speed Upload Packet Access) will allow - on paper -iPhone 3GS users to download at 7.2Mbps. Actual speeds will, of course, vary by usage and connection quality, but the use of better modulation schemes should boost performance significantly. In addition, improved protocols for retransmission and link utilization will increase capacity in the existing network, which has been notably struggling to keep up with increased usage.

    AT&T plans to have HSPA running in 25 cities by the end of 2010, and in 90% of its current 3G service area by the end of the following year.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: HSPA Coming to Six Cities By Year's End started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      NYC?? Hello?
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      What, the nations capitol is not on the list for this year?
    1. vedavis's Avatar
      vedavis -
      I'm sure there will be TNG iPhone out before it hits the majority of us, which means my 3G S will still be relevant, thankfully.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      wow, this kind of announcement makes me want to come back to AT&T.... maybe ;-)
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      90% of the current 3G market by 2011? How about finishing the 3G market so everyone else can have 3G at least. I work in an area that will never see 3G let alone HSPA. 3G is nice at home, but reverting to Edge at work is a killer.
    1. mawells787's Avatar
      mawells787 -
      i wonder how the 3GS is going to perform with this new founded speed. i hope that at&t rolls out these updates soon, so that we can start seeing real world speeds and see what it can really do.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      Lol by the time they are done with that we'll probably see 2 new iPhones
      that might not even run on 3g
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      Miami, woot.

      in other thoughts... i can see 3GS' just melting away once this gets rolled out. things get so heated.

      i better get a headstart and patend my very own clothe iron app.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Such a slow process. Some people will have to wait over 2 years to get this upgrade in their market.
    1. Nv1dia's Avatar
      Nv1dia -
      That's nice. It's a shame that AT&T can push out 7.2mbps on a phone, but can't offer MMS or tethering when any other carrier can. For shame, for shame AT&T.
    1. justinpotter81's Avatar
      justinpotter81 -
      D-Town in tha hizzouse!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Orlando! Gimme Gimme Gimme!
    1. JayWheelz's Avatar
      JayWheelz -
      They need to fix and put up 3G in my area. How can they upgrade to 4G or whatever they want to call it and never touch other area's in PA that need 3G. lol

      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Such a slow process. Some people will have to wait over 2 years to get this upgrade in their market.

      We haven't gotten 3G yet here lol.
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      Wow! I bet they will have it in all of the other 25 cities just in time for the new 3GS+ iPhone rolling out next year!

      Apple and AT&T are really playing us.......... I will wait for atleast 2 more generations before buying any more crap! By then, I might just have another competitors phone (that meets its promised expectations the first time).
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That is nice for then. But what they gonna do about all the dropped called i been experiencing lately.
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      I want 4G/wimax not 3Gay..
      AlwaysT&T late..
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      By the time AT&T gets this done we will have switched over to other carriers. Apple knows that AT&T is killing them , more carriers to choose from will happen within a year. AT&T had a golden opportunity and they blew it.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Wow high speed connection as fast as home but on a mobile! DAMN!
    1. unlockingsky's Avatar
      unlockingsky -
      useless info except for marketing purposes. just wait till they generate more throttling policies.
    1. Dark_Kent's Avatar
      Dark_Kent -
      Not puttin new york pretty much at the top goes to show u that yes at&t are still very incompitant