Earlier in November, reports were coming in of a few cities supposedly getting a taste of T-Mobile HSPA 7.2 speeds. Our friends over at AndroidandMe, reached out to T-Mobile, to confirm whether or not the HSPA 7.2 launch date had been adjusted and received a very good response. To summarize, T-Mobile is sticking to its previous statement, which was to roll out HSPA 7.2Mbps by the end of 2009. T-Mobile also states that they will be integrating HSPA+ 21Mbps into their 3G network in the next several months with “broad national deployment anticipate for mid-2010″. No specific date was provided by T-Mobile as to when they plan to roll out HSPA 7.2, but we think it will be just in time for Christmas! I don’t know about you, but this is some exciting news! Its time to show AT&T who really has the “Nation’s fastest 3G network”! Hit the jump for the full statement from T-Mobile, courtesy of AndroidandMe and a list of devices that will support HSPA 7.2 Mpbs! Sound off in the comments!
T-Mobile statement regarding HSPA 7.2:
Thanks for checking in on this. HSPA 7.2 will be enabled across T-Mobile’s entire 3G network by year-end.
- T-Mobile’s 3G network currently covers 250 U.S. cities, reaching approximately 180 million people. T-Mobile will continue to strengthen and grow its 3G network to reach approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population by the end of the year (more than 200 million POPs).
- T-Mobile will integrate HSPA+ into its 3G network in the next several months with broad national deployment anticipate for mid-2010. With HSPA+, customers will experience network throughput speeds that are three to five times faster than today’s 3G networks – with theoretical peak download speeds of 21Mbps (depending on device and other factors).
According to AndroidandMe, the devices on T-Mobile’s network which support HSPA 7.2 include:
- T-Mobile G1
- T-Mobile myTouch 3G
- Motorola CLIQ
- Samsung Behold II
- HTC Touch Pro 2
- T-Mobile Dash 3G
NOTE: This is not the complete list of devices that will support HSPA 7.2 Mbps