AT&T Swells Its LTE Footprint a Smidge
Updated: added several markets
AT&T has expanded the availability of its LTE 4G network to new markets yet again. Today, it announced that LTE is available in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth, Va., for the first time., as well as Albany, Dalton, and Calhoun, Ga. It also expanded its existing LTE service in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania. Last week, AT&T lit up LTE in Macon, Ga., and Ithaca, N.Y. Customers in these regions with LTE-capable equipment should see a boost in mobile browsing speeds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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