Earlier in the week we reported that Verizon Wireless turned activated their 4G/LTE service in 19 new markets. Today T-Mobile has announced that they have upgraded 47 of their markets to the new HSPA+ 42 service.
T-Mobile has recorded average speeds of 10mbps with peak speeds as high as 27mbps downloading on their T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick which is T-Mobile’s first 42mbps HSPA+ device. T-Mobile’s 4G device portfolio includes the following Android devices:
T-Mobile is still pushing on strong as if nothing is going on behind them. If they do end up getting acquired by AT&T they are going down in a big fiery ball of 4G glory. America’s largest 4G network is now twice as fast in 50 markets.
T-Mobile has switched on the 42mbps HSPA+ portion of their network in some key markets. Although it’s disputable whether or not HSPA+ is in fact true “4G” the ITU caved in late 2010 and declared all of the American carrier versions of “4G” to be “4G”. The HSPA+ variant that T-Mobile is rolling out, or turning on, now is capable of theoretic speeds of up to 42mbps.
More, including a list of upgrade cities, after the break