GSM-based Cingular is moving towards UMTS (3G) which provides 200-320 Kbps data rates using 5Mhz channels. A software upgrade, HSDPA, should boost speeds to 400-700 Kbps next year. Cingular's BroadbandConnect uses HSDPA/UMTS technology.
Cingular's 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular will initially launch the BroadbandConnect service in Austin (TX.), Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland (OR.), Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA.), Seattle, Tacoma (Wash.) and Washington D.C.
One question… Where’s NYC?