[LINK] AT&T plans 3G 7.2-500+ mb/sec

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu May 28 22:39:43 EST 2009


(US) AT&T Technology Could Double Download Speeds

May 27, 2009 6:23 p.m. EST 
Melvin Baker - AHN Reporter

Carlsbad, CA -  AT&T announced moves Wednesday that could double the 
speeds of its wireless technology.

The second-largest U.S. telecommunications company announced at the All 
Things Digital conference here that it will upgrade to High Speed Packet 
Access (HSPA) 7.2 wireless technology by the end of the year.

The upgrade could deliver downloads at a speed of 7.2 megabytes per 
second, compared to the current 3.6 megabytes per second.

Actual speeds from the upload experienced by users will depend on their 
location, network traffic and the type of device used, AT&T cautioned.

Current devices cannot make use of the faster speed, but AT&T said phones 
and 3G laptop cards that can are under development, according to PCWorld.

Moving to HSPA will allow AT&T to begin testing Long-Term Evolution (LTE) 
technology that promises to download speeds faster than 500 megabytes per 
second. That technology is expected to be unrolled in 2011.

Read more: "AT&T Technology Could Double Download Speeds | AHN | May 28, 
2009" - http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7015293703#ixzz0GnjiBay7&A
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Cheers,
Stephen


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