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T-Mobile Preps Super-3G Launch

Posted: 21st Jun, 2006 By: MarkJ
Somewhat designed to undermine Vodafone's news, rival T-Mobile has today announced a 1st August 2006 launch for its own Super-3G product, which aims to offer speeds of up to 1.8Mbps:

Initially, HSPDA technology will provide download speeds of up to 1.8Mbps, though T-Mobile admitted real-world performance is more likely to be around 1Mbps - still rather faster than regular 3G download speeds. The theoretical maximum will rise to 3.6Mbps in 2007, the carrier said, then to 7.2Mbps and 10Mbps in 2008/2009.

The service will operate through T-Mobile's Web'n'Walk data tariff, at a £17 per month "introductory" rate. The carrier will also provide new customers with a free HSDPA-compatible data card if they're willing to commit to an 18- or 24-month contract.


The Register reminds us that T-Mobile recently banned voice-over-IP (VoIP) from its network, which makes their product somewhat more restrictive. There is no mention of a data cap in the piece, although it will have one.
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