LTE Arrives In a Handful of New Markets for AT&T
AT&T's LTE 4G network has grown by a few more markets during the course of the last few weeks. AT&T today announced that LTE is now available in New Orleans, the New Orleans metro area, and Baton Rouge, La., though LTE has been available in New Orleans since earlier this month. Other markets that have access to LTE include Naples, Fla., and a wide range of Chicago's southern suburbs, including Hickory Hills, Palos Heights, Alsip, Country Club Hills, Oak Lawn, and Evergreen Park. Chicago proper has had access to LTE since September 2011.
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.
T-Mobile to Buy Chicago-Area Spectrum to Boost Coverage
T-Mobile today said it has agreed to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Leap in order to bring its "extended-range LTE" coverage to the Chicago metropolitan area. Specifically, T-Mobile is snagging A-Block 700 MHz spectrum covering Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Evanston, Naperville, Aurora, Gary, Rockford, De Kalb, Janesville, Bloomington, Normal, Kankakee, Kenosha, and others.
T-Mobile Says Gigabit LTE Available to Select Phones
T-Mobile today said more customers around the country should have access to faster wireless speeds. The company has reached several new milestones with respect to its wireless network.
AT&T Finally Using WCS Spectrum for LTE; Will Test LTE-U
AT&T has begun deploying LTE on its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum in a handful of markets around the country. Earlier this year, AT&T said it would begin the deployment by summer, and it is just meeting that commitment.