We have already known for some time that AT&T was planning to upgrade its 3G network in a big way over the coming months but many industry insiders did not figure the upgrade would be as big of an improvement as tech websites Engadget and Gizmodo are reporting. At a recent Reuters event in New York City AT&T’s Operations CEO John Stankey mentioned that AT&T is going to more than double the speeds of its current 7.2 Mbps 3G network by the end of the year.
While AT&T has made significant improvements to their network in the past few months it is not expected to reach speeds anywhere near T-Mobile’s 21Mbps network. Although I am sure that many Unlocked Quickfire AT&T customers would be delighted if the network were to reach speeds of 14.4Mbps as expected by this announcement.
AT&T’s network is notorious for being spotty and slow in major cities. If this latest announcement is accurate AT&T’s network should see a great improvement and users of their 3G network will be greeted with a much better user experience. With Sprint set to come out with their 4G network in the coming months AT&T had to do something to address their sometimes shaky 3G network. This improvement that is expected to double the speeds of their network is better than expected. If AT&T is able to double the speed of their 3G network I would expect more people to purchase Unlocked Smartphone with this cellular network leader. Their upgraded network would be one of the best in the United States if this plan actually comes to fruition. Hopefully they can complete this upgrade ahead of schedule so we do not have to wait until the end of the year to see these increased speeds.