AT&T speeds up 3G network
The company says it will have deployed HSUPA across its entire 3G network by the end of June, and it will result in uplink speeds of 1.2Mbps, a 50% increase over its previous peak uplink speeds of 800Kbps.
AT&T will offer its 3G services to all customers who have HSPA-enabled handsets and laptops, including any laptop with a LaptopConnect wireless modem. The company says 75% of its currently available handsets are 3G-capable, and it plans to release more 3G smartphones throughout the year. Apple's new iPhone 2.0, due to be unveiled next week, is widely expected to be a 3G-capable handset that will connect to AT&T's HSPA network.