T-Mobile, Verizon Step Up 4G Push

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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:

 Fresno and 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.


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