AT&T - America's Fastest 3G Network Getting Faster with HSPA 7.2

AT&T says they're America's fastest 3G network and Computerworld has recently confirmed it, but now it looks like they want to take it up another notch -- to HSPA 7.2.

The upgraded network platform could allow for theoretical peak speeds of 7.2Mbps.

And this well in advance of their planned transition to 4G LTE networking in early 2011. Curiously, AT&T updated their EDGE platform just before the original iPhone 2G was released, and their 3G platform was made -- okay, slightly less thin -- before the iPhone 3G launched. So whatever could be prompting this latest speed boost?

(Thanks to Phil from WMExperts for the tip!)

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.