November 23, 2014

T-Mobile Doubles Down as Nearly 100 Markets Now Getting 42Mbps Speeds

T-Mobile has flipped the switch on their 4G network across 41 markets today, bumping speeds up to 42Mbps.  Theoretical, that is.  You’ll still need to have the right handset or device that can support the network.  In fact, there aren’t any Android phones on the market yet that are equipped to handle the ridiculous speeds. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see a network being built up ahead of handset launches.

Some of the more notable markets getting the speed increase today include Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and San Diego, California.  T-Mobile anticipates more than 150 million Americans with access to these increased 4G speeds by the middle of the year.  In the meanwhile, their “slower” HSPA+ 21 network reaches more than 200 million Americans across 184 markets.

T-Mobile 4G markets where HSPA+ 42Mbps service is launching today:
Akron, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Allentown-Bethlehem, Penn.; Brownsville, Texas; Cape Coral, Fla.; Canton, Ohio; Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; Harrisburg-Carlisle, Penn.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.; Killeen, Texas; Lakeland, Fla.; Lancaster, Penn.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Madera, Calif.; McAllen, Texas; Merced, Calif.; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Napa, Calif.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pueblo, Colo.; Reading, Penn.; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.; Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarasota, Fla.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn.; Sebastian, Fla.; State College, Penn.; Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Visalia-Porterville, Calif.; Waco, Texas and York-Hanover, Penn.
EDITOR UPDATE: Adjust figures to reflect T-Mobile’s updated press release.
  • Anonymous

    sweet, now I just need a 42Mbps device!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4AV25K6ISODU6FBDBHCEYIYHSA Ken

      Digitimes is reporting today that HTC, Samsung, and LG are all working on handsets capable of supporting 4G HSPA+ network at speeds of up to 42Mbps.  HTC is expected to deliver their first 42Mbps-ready smart phone at some time in the second half of the year, although we suspect other companies will be ready by then as well.  As of today, the only device that even works at a theoretical 42Mbps is their USB adapter, the Rocket 3.0.  On the other hand, the carrier does offer nearly a dozen models that can handle up to 21Mbps speeds.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Now if I could only reliably get EDGE service near my house (Supruban Los Angeles)