AT&T Prepares To Ramp Up 3G Speeds

Posted Apr 23, 2009

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is upping their mobile broadband network.  Currently the 3G services tops at 3.6 Mbps downlink speeds, but now the telecommunications company is using software upgrades to increase the download speed to 7.2 Mbps.  AT&T has already increased the 3G network in two test networks.  The HSPA network has capability to go up to 14.4 Mbps, but AT&T won’t max it out yet because Sprint and Verizon are preparing to roll out their next level of mobile broadband.

AT&T’s Long Term Evolution technology will be used for the 4G network which is to be rolled out in 2010.  This summer a new iPhone is being rumored to be launching so higher mobile broadband speeds will be expected.  Both Apple and AT&T has been dealing with lawsuits in relation to download speeds on the iPhone already.

[via InformationWeek]