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AT&T completes first step to HSPA 7.2 Mbps network upgrade

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:31PM EST

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It was only yesterday that we reported T-Mobile’s completion of their nationwide 7.2 Mbps HSPA network upgrade, and now, perhaps feeling a bit left out, AT&T has announced that it has completed a milestone on its way to 7.2 Mbps HSPA. AT&T finished an update to the software run by its 3.6 Mbps cellular towers that will allow them to push out more of those sweet, sweet Mbp’s “soon.” The next, and perhaps most important steps, are backhaul upgrades to the AT&T network so when your 7.2 Mbps capable cell phone asks for screaming fast data you get it. Said upgrades have already been completed in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami, and AT&T is beginning to flip the switch “on” in these areas.  The rest of us are going to have to wait, as the backhaul upgrades are set to continue through 2011.


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