T-Mobile announced the expansion of
its "4G" HSPA+ mobile broadband network to eight additional metro areas,
including Detroit, Mich.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Harlingen, Texas;
Lafayette and South Bend, Ind.; Montgomery, Ala.; Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va.
and Youngstown, Ohio.
T-Mobile claims that the HSPA+ typical download speeds are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies.
T-Mobile customers, with compatible smartphones
in more than 80 metropolitan areas around the country, can now enjoy
blazing fast web browsing, seamless video streaming and quicker
downloads at no additional cost.
Continuing the aggressive expansion of the network,
T-Mobile is on pace to expand its HSPA+ footprint to reach 200 million
people by the end of this year - with plans to move to faster speeds
(42Mbps) in 2011.
The latest ads for T-Mobile HSPA+ data tout that it has "America's largest 4G network," which is causing criticism from genuine 4G networks.
Verizon is in the process of launching its 4G LTE network in 38 markets and airports in December, calling it "the most advanced 4G network in the world."