T-Mobile prepares for rocket-speed 4G lift-off
In recent years mobile downloads and on-the-go Internet access has begun to flourish, with improved UK coverage and increasingly speedier connections thanks to the introduction of HSDPA technology (or 3.5G). But already there’s talk of 4G technology, with T-Mobile promising to be one of the networks leading the charge towards an era of truly blistering mobile Internet access.
T-Mobile’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network is set to bring super-fast downloads to your phone. It’s currently being touted to extend its current speed of 7.2Mbps HSDPA to 14.4Mbps per second, but it could soon end up much faster than that. Earlier this year T-Mobile tested the LTE network in a moving car and allegedly managed a whopping 170Mbps for downloads and 50MBps for uploads.
Unfortunately we might not see such speeds for another couple of years with the tech reaching us in “the middle to the end of 2010,” says Joachim Horn, Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile.