Tuesday, June 3, 2008

AT&T Boosts 3G LaptopConnect Speeds to 1.7 Mbps, up 20%

AT&T announced a more than 20% increase to the top end of the company's typical 3G network downlink speed range and a 50 percent increase to the top end of the typical uplink speed range for wireless laptop card customers.

The new typical wireless broadband speeds for LaptopConnect customers:

  • Downlink - Between 700 Kbps and 1.7 Mbps, formerly 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps

  • Uplink - Between 500 Kbps and 1.2 Mbps, formerly 500 to 800 Kbps

AT&T's 3G mobile broadband network is available in more than 275 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Later this month, AT&T will become the first U.S. carrier to have fully deployed High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technology across its entire 3G network. By year-end, the company plans to offer 3G service in nearly 350 major metropolitan U.S. areas.http://www.att.com