Cingular is rolling out its own version of a high-speed wireless network to compete with other carriers such as Verizon.

Cingular announced on Tuesday the deployment of its own “3G”, or third generation, wireless network starting in 16 markets. The high-speed wireless network will be capable of delivering data at speeds between 400 and 700 kilobits a second.

Cingular already offers wireless data at slower speeds.

Neither Atlanta nor any Carolina cities are among the initial rollout cities, however.

Cingular will launch what it calls BroadbandConnect in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland OR, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Sam Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tacoma and Washington, DC.

Cingular is offering a voice and unlimited data package plan for $59.99 or a limited data package for $19.99.