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T-Mobile Unloads HSUPA On The UK

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T-Mobile Unloads HSUPA On The UK

Vodafone may have already hit us with HSUPA (High-Speed Uplink Packet Access) but T-Mobile is today showing two can play that game...

In a very welcome announcement the monster telco has revealed from 1 July users will begin to experience the benefits of HSUPA across its network with upload speeds boosted up to 1.4Mbps - almost 5x that provided by its existing infrastructure.

The network is also in the process of upgrading its 3G network to provide data rates of a 7.2Mbps theoretical maximum. As you might expect, this roll out is initially focused inside the M25 - read: Greater London, but will spread to other major cities during the second half of the year. Still, if you are initially outside these areas (a coverage checker can be found on the T-Mobile website) more than 1,000 WiFi HotSpots are also now being bundled with its mobile broadband packages.

Following on from the recent price cuts by 3 and by Vodafone, T-Mobile is also clearly going for the jugular. Ultimately then, it's getting mighty competitive out there and for consumers this is very good news indeed...

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T-Mobile UK

Norbury

July 1, 2008, 7:53 pm

Pity that T-mobile are rubbish for coverage or I might get more excited about this.

Ben

July 1, 2008, 10:57 pm

Mhm, it's not massively exciting news given that Three and Vodafone seem to have the mobile broadband market cornered at the moment. It is still good news, though. Long may the surge in mobile data speeds continue...

Ben 2

July 1, 2008, 11:48 pm

This is all well and good, but I think T-Mobile need to ensure that all of their base station's are upgraded to the first HSDPA speeds which are 1.8 Mbps if my memory serves me right. It's all well and good having 7.2 mpbs round central london but I think they need consistent full coverage of each speed, and them bump it up. So for example full Gm coverage, full 3g coverage, HSDPA; 1.8bmps, 3.6 mbps, 7.2 mbps and so on...

MonkeyBollocks

July 2, 2008, 2:14 am

Am I correct in saying the users (me included) of the older USB modem will not benefit from this?

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