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.
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.
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.
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.
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.