Cingular: 3G Rollout Plan Explained

Yesterday Cingular announced their basic plan to deploy 3G services nationwide. But the big surprise was that they would not just be deploying UMTS, but also it’s high(er)-speed supplement, HSDPA.

Cingular claims average speeds of 400 to 700 kilobits on the new dual-mode network, and plans to begin deployment early next year. Cingular also said that they plan to have most major markets covered by the end of 2006.