AT&T Tries to Steal T-Mobile's 7.2Mbps Thunder, Gets Smacked Down
Of course, T-Mobile cocked its head to the side, amused by this little game of "Mr. Me Too," and quickly pointed out that even though AT&T may have implemented the software update way ahead of schedule, customers wouldn't see any benefit without the update to the back-end pipes that actually carry the data. The T-Mob, eager to further embarrass AT&T, then proclaimed that by mid-2010 it will have pushed its entire 3G network to 21Mbps using HSPA+ technology.
AT&T plans to skip right over HSPA+ and launch a 4G LTE network that has a theoretical speed of 100Mbps. But since the company has not announced definite plans for the service, we're giving this round of one-upmanship to T-Mobile. [From: Engadget and BetaNews]