T-Mobile Germany has annoucned the completion of the HSPA upgrade to it’s 3G network, meaning that customers can now download (HSDPA) at 7.2Mbps. The plan is that the upload speed (HSUPA) will be boosted to 2Mbps by the end of the year.
T-Mobile’s UMTS network now covers all important agglomerations as well as all cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants, where HSDPA with a maximum download speed of 3.6 Mbps is available. At the same time, more than 250 cities have a maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps. At the same time, T-Mobile plans to increase the coverage of GSM/EDGE network to all German households, while the number of Wi-Fi hotspots has been increased to 20,000 around Germany.
Wow, that is serious outlay in knitting together some good coverage – in addition to the Femtocell trials they are running, it would appear they are trying to get as close as possible to that magic 100% coverge marker….
[Via: Telecom Paper]