T-Mobile confirmed on Tuesday that it is bumping up its 4G network to 42 Mbps in select cities. Starting today, customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Florida (i.e, CTIA central) can enjoy double the network speeds of its slower 21 Mbps HSPA+ brethren. Soon after its launch, this higher speed network will debut in Chicago, Long Island, N.Y., and Northern New Jersey. By the middle of the year, T-Mobile hopes to blanket 140 million customers in 25 markets with this faster flavor of HSPA+.
One of the first devices to support this 42 Mbps network will be the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0. This USB stick is made by ZTE and will be available later this spring. Any T-Mobile customers looking forward to wireless download speeds that put many wired ISPs to shame?
Full press release with the launch information is available after the break.