AT&T: HSPA+ Coming To “Certain Locations”
AT&T hasn’t been quite as forthcoming with the details of its post-3G network as competitors T-Mobile and Verizon in recent weeks, butFierceBroadbandWireless seems to have gained access to specific details in an interview with wireless head Ralph de la Vega.
Although the standard HSPA 7.2Mbps deployment is still AT&T’s short-term focus, HSPA+(which can theoretically take HSPA to 21Mbps and beyond) is still a company focus prior to LTE. “We will also deploy HSPA+ in certain locations,” said de la Vega.
Unfortunately, de la Vega refused to reveal where these locations might be.
The fourth generation LTE technology still seems to be on AT&T’s back burner right now, a strategy that seems pretty difficult to argue with considering HSPA’s considerable room to grow from its current speeds and the lack of LTE devices in the pipeline.
Still, AT&T seems to be pulling in plenty of money off 3G networks, so who’s to say what’s best.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.