AT&T LTE Arrives in More Markets
AT&T today announced a modest expansion of its LTE 4G footprint. AT&T's faster data service is now available for the first time in Selma, Ala.; Vero Beach, Fla.; Cordele and Dublin, Ga.; Lake Charles, La.; Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Brookhaven, Natchez, and Picayune, Miss.; Brenham, Texas; and Port Angeles, Wash. AT&T's LTE network also expanded its existing reach in Putnam and Greene Counties, Ga; and Wright and Carver Counties, Minn. The company is still on track to cover 270 million POPs in more than 400 markets by the end of the year. AT&T says its LTE 4G build-out will be functionally complete by the summer of 2014 and will eventually cover 300 million POPs.
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.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
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.