T-Mobile HSPA+ Winning Race For Speed

Its advantage is likely to be short-lived, as upcoming Verizon and AT&T network upgrades may soon leave it playing catch-up, say analysts.

T-Mobile, USA, owned by Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest phone carrier, is facing stiff competition in the race for faster mobile internet service, after surpassing rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T in some locations this year. But with the latter companies preparing for network upgrades, T-Mobile may once again find itself having to play catch-up, industry observers said.