AT&T to boost network speeds to 20mbit by 2009

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Diode, May 14, 2008.

  1. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

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    FTA: "AT&T's cellular Internet access will be more than five times faster in 2009 than it is this year, the company's mobility chief Ralph de la Vega said today at Morgan Stanley's annual Communications Conference. The executive says that the company's HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) network will be improved from the theoretical peak downloads of 3.6 megabits per second common across most of the network today to about 20 megabits per second in 2009."

    Seems like AT&T is becoming a better and better choice for Apple. Article also mentions they have 7.2mbit working in the labs .... which a HSPA iphone should support out of the box.
     
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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  3. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Why would they want to? If they were to, we wouldn't be getting the 3G speeds they are proclaiming now, and which is better?
     
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Those 3G speeds are so much better than my home internet now. :(

    But I guess it's better anyway. There's like not a single EDGE reception here. :D All 3G :).

    I guess I was hoping just in case I didn't get enough for a 3G iPhone (though the rebate will help...).
     
  5. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I read that Edge *can* be sped up:

    "On average iPhone users report that they can get download speeds of 210 kbps. Nokia Siemens says that with a simple software upgrade to the EDGE network equipment, operators, like AT&T, can offer their customers download speeds of 592 kilobits per second."

    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9905075-7.html
     

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