T-Mobile to bring 21 Mbps HSPA+ to US this year

T-Mobile may not be the exclusive carrier of the Nexus One, as was previously expected, but the wireless carrier had another big announcement up its sleeve: HSPA+.

T-Mobile has been testing the "3.5G" network technology in Philadelphia since mid-2009, and the company today said it will have the technology deployed across its network by mid-2010.

HSPA+ has a max downstream speed of 21 Mbps, and about 10% of all operators with HSPA networks support the upgraded technology, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA.) Last month, wireless technology company Ericsson announced that HSPA+ speeds will eventually reach up to 42 Mbps.

Betanews will be sitting down with Ericsson at CES later this week to talk about the evolution of the technology, and the adoption of HSPA and HSPA+ across the world.

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