AT&T Lights Up 14 LTE Markets, Claims 461 Total
AT&T today expanded its LTE 4G footprint to 14 more markets around the country. The new metro regions include Fairbanks, Ak.; Galesburg, Macomb, and Peoria, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Madisonville and Maysville, Ky.; Cumberland, Md.; St. Cloud, Minn.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Big Spring, Texas; and Winchester, Va. According to AT&T, it now offers LTE in 461 total markets. It covers more than 250 million POPs and expects to cover about 270 million by the end of the year.
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.
T-Mobile Accelerates 600 MHz LTE Deployments
T-Mobile has significantly expanded the availability of LTE service on its 600 MHz (Band 71) spectrum around the country. The Un-carrier debuted its 600 MHz service in Cheyenne, Wyo., last August.
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.
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.