New York – T-Mobile today doubled the peak
theoretical data speeds of its 4G HSPA+ network in 47 more markets while
Verizon Wireless today is turning on 4G LTE network in 19 more markets.
Verizon Wireless also today expanded its 4G LTE
network in San Francisco and Detroit.
Verizon’s 4G network will now be operating in a total
of 74 metropolitan areas. In T-Mobile’s 4G network, 47 more markets for a total of 97 have
accelerated theoretical data speeds to 42Mbps from 21Mbps, bringing the total
number of markets with HSPA+ 42 technology to 102.
From T-Mobile’s Rocker 3.0 laptop stick, which is the
carrier’s first 42Mbps-capable device, consumers have enjoyed average download
speeds approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 27Mbps, T-Mobile said.
Using USB modems in the Verizon LTE network, users
are experiencing average data rates of 5Mbps to 12 Mbps on the downlink and
2Mbps to 5Mbps on the uplink, Verizon said.
Here are the markets in which T-Mobile today is
launching HSPA+ 42Mbps service:
Akron, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Allentown-Bethlehem,
Pa.; Brownsville, Texas; Cape Coral, Fla.; Canton, Ohio; Charleston-North
Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus,
Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Fresno,
Calif.; Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.; Killeen,
Texas; Lakeland, Fla.; Lancaster, Pa.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Madera, Calif.;
McAllen, Texas; Merced, Calif.; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.;
Napa, Calif.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pueblo,
Colo.; Reading, Penn.; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.;
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San
Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.;
Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarasota, Fla.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Sebastian, Fla.;
State College, Penn.; Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Wilmington,
N.C.; Visalia-Porterville, Calif.; Waco, Texas; and York-Hanover, Pa.
For its part, Verizon is turning on 4G LTE service
today in the following markets:
Sacramento, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis,
Ind.; Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg
and State College, Pa.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Salt
Lake City-Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; and Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.