AT&T Lights Up LTE In a Handful of Markets
AT&T today increased the footprint of its LTE 4G network by a bit. New markets that now have access to LTE include Greenville and Troy, Ala.; Merced, Madera-Chowchilla, and Vallejo-Vacaville, Calif.; New London County, Conn.; Sussex County/Rehobeth Beach, Del; and Columbia, Mo. Customers in these markets who have LTE-capable equipment should see faster wireless broadband service.
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.
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.
U.S. Cellular to Trial VoLTE
U.S. Cellular said it will begin testing VoLTE in a handful of markets later this year.