Juneau and Other Markets Earn AT&T LTE Coverage
AT&T has rolled out its LTE 4G network in yet more markets scattered across the country. Earlier this week, AT&T announced that customers in Juneau, Alaska, and Monroe, La., have access to its LTE network for the first time. Today, it added Brunswick and Savannah, Ga., Evansville, Ind., and Madison, Wisc., to the list of markets that can use its LTE 4G network. AT&T today also noted that the footprint of its LTE network has expanded to more people in the Hampton Roads, Va., market. AT&T subscribers in these markets with LTE-capable equipment should see faster mobile data performance.
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.
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.
AT&T Finally Using WCS Spectrum for LTE; Will Test LTE-U
AT&T has begun deploying LTE on its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum in a handful of markets around the country. Earlier this year, AT&T said it would begin the deployment by summer, and it is just meeting that commitment.
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.