T-Mobile 4G Coverage: HSPA+ Rollout Update – List of New Cities

By Alan Ng - Nov 3, 2010

We have some good news for those of you patiently waiting to see if T-Mobile’s 4G coverage includes your area, as the carrier has just announced a further six new cities which will benefit from their new HSPA+ network.

As reported from BGR, T-Mobile has issued a lengthy press release, informing everyone that they now have HSPA+ covered in 75 markets affecting over 200 million people.

T-Mobile’s “4G” HSPA+ network will offer customers speeds of around 21Mbps initially, with further plans to boost that to 42Mbps sometime in 2011.

If you are a T-Mobile subscriber in either Chicago, Colorado Springs, Louisville, Wilmington, Raleigh-Durham or Ft. Wayne, then you’ll be delighted to hear that you are now eligible to receive T-Mobile’s new network speeds.

Read the full press release over at BGR for more details. Are you looking forward to using HSPA+?

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  • CHICAGO — 4G World — Everyone knows that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is planning to move to Long Term Evolution (LTE) next year, but is the operator also planning a further upgrade of its 3G network in 2011?

    In his keynote here on Tuesday, David Haight, VP of business development at AT&T's Emerging Devices Organization, said that if users roam off LTE, they would go to faster 3G in 2011. "The good news is that you're going to fall back to HSPA+, so you're falling back to 21 megabits, not 7.2 or 3.6," Haight told the crowd. (See 4G World: AT&T Learns Lessons From iPad.)

    So far, AT&T has only said that it will deploy the earlier 14.4Mbit/s upgrade by the end of this year – 2010, revealing nothing about a 21Mbit/s upgrade in 2011. So we asked AT&T what the official word on this was.

    "HSPA+ technology has a theoretical maximum speed of 21Mbps," a spokeswoman said, in an email reply to questions. "WE HAVE NOT BEGUN DEPLOYING THE TECHNOLOGY AT THIS TIME",she said that ONLY this October – then now magically they have 21 hspa+??? (See AT&T Plots Widescale HSPA+ Rollout .)

    Nonetheless, if AT&T is interested in keeping up with GSM rival T-Mobile then HSPA+ is a logical progression. T-Mobile is currently rolling out a 21Mbit/s upgrade for 100 cities by year's end; it currently has the speed boost running in 75 cities in the US.

    The average download speeds offered on 21Mbit/s HSPA+ are in the 5 to 8 Mbit/s range. (See T-Mobile's HSPA+ Rivals Clearwire, US LTE Speeds.)

    When we are in Austin,Texas for ANDROID FESTIVAL, TMobile executives said that 42Mbps hspa+ will be available by last week of January or 1st week of February-2011 then AT&T will start to deploy 21Mbps hspa+…

    I called a friend who is engineer in AT&T MOBILITY unit & he said to me that THEY STILL USE THE 7.2Mbps & some area with 14.4Mbps HSPA, NOT YET THE 21 HSPA+ (maybe next year around February-2011, he said)