AT&T Expands LTE Footprint to New Regions
Updated: added Oxford; added Tucson and Salt Lake City
AT&T today announced a modest expansion of its LTE 4G network. The 4G network is now available for the first time in Tucson, Ariz.; Melbourne, Fla.; Springfield, Mass.; Oxford, Miss.; and Green Bay, Wisc. AT&T's LTE network also increased in availability in several existing markets, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Customers in these regions who have LTE-capable equipment should see faster mobile broadband speeds. AT&T's LTE network now covers more than 160 million POPs around the U.S.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
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.
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 Partners Making Headway in Rural LTE Push
Sprint says 16 of the 30 companies who've agreed to participate in its Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program have launched their LTE networks. The Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program is similar to Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America initiative.
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