While 4G seems to be all the rage these days, the only carrier offering it right now is Sprint. Verizon is currently working on getting their LTE (4G) network up, and expects to have it available in 30 markets by the end of the year. AT&T hasn't been entirely vocal about their LTE plans, and T-Mobile has been focusing their efforts on HSPA+ technology which currently offers "4G-like speeds" to 32 markets with planned expansion to 185 million people.
Today, our good friends at TmoNews have received a picture from a managers meeting in Seattle displaying a graph that shows "HSPA+ delivers 42 Mbps in 2011." What does it mean? Well, there's no real information that came with the picture, but one would certainly assume that T-Mobile is planning on doubling their HSPA+ speeds from 21 Mbps to 42 Mbps sometime during 2011. Additionally, looking at the graph, T-Mobile is suggesting that their network will have higher speeds than any of its competitors, even with VZW's addition of LTE to its network.
It looks like T-Mobile plans to put up a solid fight in the coming months, what with their continuous HSPA+ implementations and planned doubling of the networks current speeds on the horizon. Anyone care to join them for the ride? It could be fun!