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Cingular To Test 3G Wireless In Atlanta

In a statement announcing the 3G testing, Cingular, the second-largest U.S. cell phone service provider, described general aspects of some services it could offer consumers with the new network. The offerings could include downloading film trailers and sports highlights, access to e-mails with large attachments, and locating automated bank machines, movie theaters or restaurants.

Cingular said it plans to test Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) equipment from Lucent Technologies. The equipment, which currently supports data speeds of up to 2mbps (megabits per second), ultimately could support speeds of up to 14.4mbps, the carrier said.

Source: CNET News.com.