T-Mobile eyes mass rollout of HSDPA

T-Mobile is planning to roll out faster mobile Internet access for its customers in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands this month, an Info Daily report said.


The report said the German operator planned to offer HSDPA in these three markets first, with its other markets, including the UK, to follow later in the year.


T-Mobile CTO Hamid Akhavan said at a news conference that speeds of 1.8Mbps would be available at the launch.


Next year, the operator hoped to increase speeds to between 3.6Mbps and 7.2Mbps, the executive added.


T-Mobile would not offer customers an HSDPA-branded service but rather automatically connect them where the service was available, the firm said.


Initially, users would only be able to connect to the network using an HSDPA card inserted in their notebooks, the report said.