Upload speeds set to increase to 1.4Mbps.
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…