Six Cities Due to Get HSPA 7.2 from AT&T this Year
Living on the other side of the Atlantic, I haven't had any first hand experience with AT&T's 3G network, so whether it is up to scratch isn't really a call I can make (maybe you can tell me?). The good news for the provider's customers is that they are apparently planning on deploying some additional backhaul capacity to their network, as well as rolling out HSPA 7.2Mbps equipment in selected cities. If you live in Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles or Miami then you should get initial availability before the year is out. If you live elsewhere you might be in for a longer wait, though AT&T does plan on expanding HSPA 7.2 to "about 90 percent of its existing 3G network footprint" by the end of 2011.