AT&T Boosts LTE Footprint Once More
AT&T today expanded the size of its LTE 4G network by a handful of new cities and towns around the U.S. The new markets that now have access to LTE include Florence-Muscle Shoals and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gallup, N.M.; Brownsville-Harlingen and McAllen, Texas; and Tri-Cities, Wash. AT&T also broadened the reach of its LTE network in a number of existing markets, including the outskirts of Atlanta, Boston, Providence, Allentown/Bethlehem, and Cheyenne/Laramie. According to AT&T, its LTE network is now available in a total of 284 markets.
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.
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.