AT&T Launches and Expands LTE In Various Cities
Over the course of the last two weeks, AT&T has launched LTE in several new markets, as well as expanded its LTE footprint in existing markets. The new areas that now have access to LTE include Salina and Monterey, Calif.; Gainesville and Tallahassee, Fla.; Lawrence, Kans.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Marble Falls, Burnet, Bertram, Round Mountain, and Lubbock, Texas. Regions in which AT&T's LTE service has expanded include Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Tunica, Miss., Nassau and Suffolk Counties, N.Y.; Athens and LaFollette, Tenn.; and Corpus Christie, Texas. AT&T customers in these regions who own LTE-capable equipment should see improved data performance.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
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 Hits 741 Mbps with LTE-LAA, Deploys LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it, too, has successfully tested LTE-LAA in real-world trials. The company claims its LTE-LAA tests reached 741 Mbps in and around Los Angeles.
Verizon Lights Up AWS Spectrum in 22 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded the reach of its "XLTE" footprint by 22 markets. Verizon's LTE network runs on 700MHz almost nationwide, but it has been adding coverage in the 1700MHz band throughout the year and marketing the dual-band 700/1700MHz coverage as XLTE.