AT&T's LTE Footprint Swells With New Markets
AT&T today announced a sizable expansion of its LTE 4G network, which goes live in several new cities and increases coverage in others. The new cities able to access AT&T's LTE 4G network include West Palm Beach, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Worcester, Mass. Existing markets enjoying increased access to LTE include Washington, D.C., and surrounding counties, and Baltimore, Md. and surrounding counties. AT&T also has expanded its Boston-area 4G LTE network to communities in the MetroWest, North Shore, and South Shore areas. The total number of markets covered by AT&T LTE 4G has grown to 51 with this expansion.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
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.
T-Mobile Turns On 700MHz Service in Miami
T-Mobile today said LTE is now available on its Band 12 700MHz spectrum throughout the greater Miami area. T-Mobile is marketing such service as "Extended Range LTE" thanks to the signal propagation characteristics of 700MHz, which travels farther distances and penetrates buildings more easily.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.