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.