AT&T's HSUPA launches with Sierra data card

AT&T is now offering the Sierra Wireless AirCard 881 for AT&T data subscribers looking to take advantage of its new HSUPA network: average upload speeds for the users will be between 500 Kbps and 800 Kbps. The carrier will announce HSUPA availability in select U.S. markets later this fall. The data card will also help users take advantage of HSDPA speeds ranging between 600 to 1,400 Kbps. The data card is backward compatible with EDGE/GPRS and mobile networks worldwide, including those in Japan and South Korea.

AT&T is being aggressive with HSUPA as it has to catch up with Verizon Wireless and Sprint, who have already rolled out faster EV-DO Rev. A networks.

For more on AT&T's HSUPA launch:
- read this press release