T-Mobile International said it plans to launch an HSDPA wireless data service in four European countries by March. The upgrade will speed up T-Mobile's UMTS networks. Speeds will initially be increased to up to 1.8 Mbps. The carrier plans to eventually upgrade speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. T-Mobile will launch HSDPA-enabled laptop cards this fall. T-Mobile's HSDPA service will be live in time for CeBit next year. Its upgrade to HSDPA is a part of parent company Deutsche Telekom's plans to roll out a fiber network in Germany over the next three years. T-Mobile also plans to launch a new wireless plan in Germany called [email protected], designed to replace a fixed-line connection. The plan is designed to compete with a popular plan offered by rival O2's German unit.
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- read this article from CBS MarketWatch