Canadian AWS provider Mobilicity is moving up in this world -- up in speeds, at least. The carrier announced its intentions to upgrade its network to "4G" later this year, offering peak download speeds of 21Mbps. When we reached out for clarification, we were informed that Mobilicity is actually deploying HSPA+ 21Mbps: according to a spokesperson, it "will leverage the full capabilities of our HSPA+ network." It's a hefty improvement over its current 7.2Mbps status, but the usual "4G or faux-G" argument still applies here. No specifics on exact timing or breadth of coverage were given, but feel free to peruse the press release below.
Mobilicity moving to 4G
Unlimited carrier to introduce faster network speeds of up to 21 Mbps
Toronto, ON – June 14, 2012 – Mobilicity today announced plans to upgrade its unlimited 3.5G network to 4G later this year. The company confirmed customers can look forward to enhanced data performance with peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps.
"We continue to invest in our network infrastructure as demand for our affordable, unlimited data service grows at an incredible rate," said Mobilicity President and Chief Operating Officer Stewart Lyons. "Mobile broadband is the future; it already accounts for almost 90 percent of traffic on our network and we're committed to providing a quality user experience."
Mobilicity's HSPA+-enabled network upgrade to 4G will enable customers to leverage the full performance of cutting-edge 4G smartphones and browse the web, run apps and watch video clips on their smartphones with enhanced quality and speed.
Mobilicity recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a growing number of customers on its unlimited network and a singular focus on providing Canadians with a smart mobile experience.