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Michael Oryl, the top dog over at Mobileburn.com, got his hands on a webConnect Rocket over the past month and took it for a spin on T-Mobile’s Philadelphia HSPA+ network. As expected, he came away pretty impressed with the range of test speeds. In optimal conditions, it peaked at speeds well above current offerings. Using the webConnect Rocket in an area of a “reported good, but far from perfect signal”, he hit download speeds of 5600Kbps and 1009Kbps up. What happened to the speed in a prime signal location? It was downright impressive. Download speeds maxed out during the trials at 6629Kbps and upload speeds at 3155Kbps. What happened when he tried to download a 100MB AVI file? Try getting ‘er done in 3 minutes 13 seconds. Of course, that’s under the most optimal conditions. With T-Mobile focusing on the backhaul and running a proper fiber network to its towers, hopefully those speeds will be available to all when HSPA+ launches nationally.
For the full speed report and a comparison to Wimax, hit the full article over at Mobileburn!