AT&T Launches LTE in 8 New Markets
AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is now live and available to customers in eight smaller markets around the country. AT&T subscribers in Moscow, Ida.; Hattiesburg and Starkville, Miss.; Reno, Nev.; Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa.; Richmond, Va.; and Pullman, Wash., now have access to faster mobile data speeds. AT&T's LTE network covers 160 million POPs in more than 100 markets around the country. AT&T expects to reach 250 million POPs by the end of 2013 and 300 million by the end of 2014.
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.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
T-Mobile Nearly Done Integrating MetroPCS
T-Mobile today said it has migrated the majority of MetroPCS customers off the company's legacy CDMA network and onto its own LTE network. T-Mobile says fewer than 500,000 MetroPCS customers are still using the CDMA network.