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  • AT&T Doubling 3G Speed (And SEXTUPLING Soon)


    AT&T is doing some big network upgrades. The current 3G cap on the AT&T network is 3.6 megabits per second - that'd be increasing to 7.2 Mb/s. They're doing software upgrades at all the base stations to get this boost.

    HSPA (the technology behind AT&T's "3G" network) can be pushed to 14.4 MB/s - but due to technical issues and the readiness of HSPA+ (call it 4G), AT&T will be skipping over that upgrade to move their network to full on 4G HSPA+ later this year. That's speeds of up to 21 Mb/s, nearly 6 times what they've currently got.

    This could be the "significantly faster internet speeds" rumored to be coming on the new iPhones rolling out this June.

    With the rumors of Apple gearing up for a slightly larger touchscreen device, plus this new high-speed network... and the addition of HD content in iTunes Store as well as HD iPhone video output in upcoming models... streaming media is getting so much better.

    I have a feeling Sling.app and Hulu.app are going to be my favorite apps.

    telephonyonline via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Doubling 3G Speed (And SEXTUPLING Soon) started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Cant wait!
    1. mbranes's Avatar
      mbranes -
      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      56k?? How but 14.4?? LOL
      Try 1200 ... which was lightening fast compared to 300.
    1. keech_running's Avatar
      keech_running -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaredb03 View Post
      How about they work on getting 3g coverage on more than about 15-20% of the US. the closet 3g coverage to me is about 100 miles away. Lame
      Really? i have never seen 3G in my area

      iPhone 3G + My town = GPRS


      I DON'T EVEN GET EDGE!
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      Quote Originally Posted by keech_running View Post
      Really? i have never seen 3G in my area

      iPhone 3G + My town = GPRS


      I DON'T EVEN GET EDGE!
      Yeah ... it does suck when ever you don't get the 3G connection. I hate when I visit my cousin in Temecula, CA. I barely get 2 bars signal for Edge and sometims when I am lucky I would get 3G. BUT .... It's funny that I will get a strong 3G signal inside his bathroom on the first floor

      Something is wrong with Temecula. I check the map coverage and it shows that the 3G signal is supposed to be "good" (no best). It's weird.
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      can't wait....zoom zoom
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      4G iPhone will come out next June. The 3G was a perfect buy last year since you can ride the 3G network until 4G is out and in the wild in 2010.

      I just don't see how a iPhone coming out next month will be a huge success....
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      Maybe the new iPhone will support 4G
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      AT&T doesn't even have 4G. Just Sprint, and it's in two cities.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      In the UK I think it will be a few years before 4G is widespread as they are investing heavily in 3G.
      I would be surprised if it's not the same in the US. They will want to get better coverage with 3G before they start seriously investing in 4G.