T-Mobile ramps up 3G expansion in G1 preparation

September 18, 2008
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T-Mobile USA have announced their latest 3G network timetable, and as you might expect it's heavily weighted toward providing coverage for the carrier's upcoming Android smartphone. By mid-October T-Mobile have pledged to have a further eight areas offering 3G, in addition to the existing thirteen.

The new areas include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle. Their UMTS/HSDPA network is capable of download speeds up to 1Mbps.

By the end of 2008, T-Mobile aims to have 27 US areas (including Birmingham, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis and Tampa) with 3G service in operation, offering high-speed coverage to more than two-thirds of their existing data customers. The carrier has previously suggested that, in addition to the standard cellphones it offers, it will introduce "new and compelling data-centric, all-in-one devices". This could possibly be a reference to the T-Mobile G1, HTC's Dream for the T-Mobile USA network.

[via SlashGear]


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