T-Mobile has announced the expansion of their HSPA+ network into several new regions today. Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, and Victoria, Texas; Bakersfield, California; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and Joplin and St. Joseph, Missouri are all now blanketed in TMo’s 4G speeds. Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, and Victoria are all covered under the carrier’s 42Mbps infrastructure.
Though it’s fast, T-Mobile’s network isn’t true 4G. Moving ahead CTO Neville Ray says the carrier is considering a couple of options for increasing data speeds. A 4G LTE rollout is planned for 2013, but there is still potential for 84Mbps HSPA+ coverage to bridge the gap. Ray provides a few more details, including an explanation of how the failure of the proposed AT&T merger resulted in a renewed commitment to rolling out a true next-gen network. Check out the interview at the T-Mobile blog post sourced below.