AT&T Pegs April 8 for Small LTE Network Expansion
AT&T today revealed that Bloomington and Muncie, Ind., and Byram-College Station, Texas, will have access to its LTE 4G network starting April 8. These three markets were named last month by AT&T as part of a planned network expansion, but AT&T had not previously provided the date service would become available. The other markets slated for AT&T LTE include Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, Ohio; Naples, Fla.; Lafayette, Ind.; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Lou.; and St. Louis, Mo. They will receive LTE access in the months to come.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches More than 30 New Cities
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to 34 new metropolitan areas around the country. The additions include: Indianapolis, Ind.; Lexington and Bowling Green, Ky.; New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, La.; Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, and Spring Valley, Nev.; Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Asheville, N.C.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Canton, and Dayton, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Nashville, Clarksville, Franklin, and Jackson, Tenn.; and Salt Lake City, Ogden, Sandy, Layton, Provo, and Park City, Utah.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
Sprint Rolls Out Gigabit LTE In New Orleans
Sprint today said it has debuted gigabit-class LTE in New Orleans. The gigabit LTE requires 3-channel carrier aggregation using 60 MHz of Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum (Band 41) with 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM modulation.