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CES 2010: T-Mobile upgrades 3G network to 7.2Mbps; preps for Nexus One

CES 2010: T-Mobile has upgraded its nationwide 3G network from 3.6 to 7.2Mbps in response to growing interest in the 3G-powered smartphone market.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

T-Mobile reportedly announced today that it has upgraded its nationwide 3G network from 3.6 to 7.2Mbps in response to growing interest in the 3G-powered smartphone market.

The company currently offers several 3G-based handsets, including the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, Motorola CLIQ and Samsung Behold II. Google's next-generation Nexus One smartphone is expected to arrive on the network this week.

That 7.2Mbps HSPA is peak speed, an improvement over the current 3.6Mbps that should allow users to achievve faster wireless downloads. The company said it plans to be the first U.S. carrier to deploy HSPA+ across its network by mid-2010, which could allow for up to 21Mbps download speeds.

An HSPA+ trial is currently underway in Philadelphia.

[via PhoneScoop]

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