AT&T On Track to Cover 270M Pops with LTE This Year
AT&T today announced a modest expansion of its LTE 4G footprint to smaller markets around the country. The network is available in more than a dozen new markets for the first time, and has also expanded its reach in several existing markets. Between last week and this week, new markets include Cullman, Decatur, and Huntsville, Ala.; Mountain Home, Ark.; Lake City and Ocala, Fla.; Kokomo, Ind.; Shreveport-Bossier City, La.; Flint and Lansing, Mich.; Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.; Springfield, Mo.; Henderson, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Athens, Corsicana, Huntsville, Lufkin-Nacogdoches, and Paris, Texas; Petersburg, Va.; Centralia, Wash.; and Morgantown, W.Va. Existing markets that now have greater LTE coverage include Phoenix and Tuscon, Ariz.; Little Rock, Ark.; Denver, Colo., Louisville, Ky.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Mount Vernon, Wash.; and a handful of others. According to AT&T, its LTE 4G network covers nearly 200 million POPs, and the company said it is on target to cover about 270 million POPs by the end of the year. By way of comparison, Verizon Wireless's LTE 4G network build-out is largely complete, Sprint's LTE 4G network is on target to reach 150 million POPs by summer, and T-Mobile's LTE 4G network will cover 100 million Americans by the middle of the year, and 200 million by the end of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
LTE - 3GB's/mo
2GB on 3G.
These only apply if you are on the unlimited plan.
I use my smartphone for RSS feeds, some random (non-internet) games, and calling and texting that is all I need it to do. If I want to watch video I'll use my ...
Can Dayton, Ohio please get some LTE love already?
If you're going to report comparitive data on carriers, keep the timescales the same
From six days ago: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/sprint-cf o-dish-softbank-deals-arent-affecting-network -vision-deployment/2013-04-24
Sprint plans to cover 200 million POPs with LTE by the end of the year, which is down from its initial goal of 250 million. Euteneuer said the company remains on target for 200 million. He declined to say how many POPs Sprint currently covers with LTE, and Sprint has noted the count is difficult to obtain since the company ...