AT&T Fires Up LTE in Several Smaller Cities
AT&T today announced the availability of its LTE 4G network in a handful of towns scattered about the country. The new markets include Richmond-New Castle, Ind.; Adrian and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Glens Falls, N.Y.; St. Mary's, Pa.; and Danville, Va. AT&T also expanded the reach of its LTE footprint in some existing markets, including Tell City, Ind., and Charlevoix and Emmet counties in Michigan. Customers in these markets with LTE-compatible equipment should experience faster data performance. AT&T didn't provide an update concerning the number of POPs now covered by its LTE network, but it is on target to reach 97% of Americans by the end of the year.
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.
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.
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.