Can we start getting seriously frustrated now for real that the iPhone won’t do 3G? Steve said there is not enough coverage… well not anymore and with a 2 yr contract locking you into EDGE, I think people are going to be pissed. BTW — The iPhone is allegedly due on June 11, just in time for WWDC. There’s always the opportunity for One More Thing at the keynote but I’m not holding me breath.
According to Kris Rinne, AT&Tâ€™s executive vice president of network planning and architecture, the company will be rolling out the software upgrade over the course of 2007 and will likely begin offering compatible PC cards by mid-year.
HSDPA focuses on downlink speeds, and the HSUPA upgrade speeds the uplink from the device to the network; AT&Tâ€™s wireless network would then be considered HSPA. Rinne said that from current uplink peak speeds of 384 kilobits per second and averages of 150 to 200 kbps, the HSUPA upgrade will put uplink peak speeds in the range of 1.5 megabits per second.
AT&T executives said separately yesterday that the carrier expects to add another 58 to 65 HSDPA markets by the end of the year. RCR Wireless News: