AT&T Looks Beyond HSPA
Jun 14, 2007, 5:40 PM by (staff)
AT&T Vice President Chris Hill today revealed the carrier is looking to build out an LTE network for next generation voice and high speed data. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the GSM Association's next specification beyond HSPA. It offers fast data speeds like mobile WiMax and is expected to be easier to deploy in large networks. The carrier has not announced when they will begin building out the new network, but it is part of a $20 billion project expected to take up to 10 years to complete. AT&T has previously committed to upgrading its current HSDPA network to HSUPA in the near future.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
T-Mobile Opens Up LTE Roaming to CCA Data Hub
T-Mobile today added its network to the Competitive Carriers Association's LTE data roaming hub. The move gives CCA members and their customers access to T-Mobile's LTE 4G network for data roaming purposes.
AT&T Finally Using WCS Spectrum for LTE; Will Test LTE-U
AT&T has begun deploying LTE on its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum in a handful of markets around the country. Earlier this year, AT&T said it would begin the deployment by summer, and it is just meeting that commitment.
AT&T's 'Indigo' 5G to Kick Off In Austin and Indianapolis
AT&T today said it plans to test some of its 5G network technologies, with peak speeds of 400 Mbps, in Austin and Indianapolis beginning later this year. The company has been testing a handful of next-generation network technologies for several year snow.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
Long Way Off
Also, LTE isn't even a standard yet. Once it is a standard it takes time to create the equipment, test, revise the standard, tweak the equipment, mass produce the equipment, and install the equipment... And that doesn't even touch on the fact that they still have to develop handsets that can do LTE/HSDPA/GSM soft handoffs.
BTW link to show that LTE won't even be in its first draft until Sept 07. --> http://www.3gpp.org/Highlights/LTE/LTE.htm
It was just f***ing announced and you are already talking crap about it? OF COURSE ALL THIS STUFF NEEDS TO BE DONE ITS HOW YOU START BUILDING...
I give credit to sprint
By aggressive, I mean, the network, the services, and the handsets, will be way, way different by this time next year, and maybe even surprise us.
So,. . . do yo...
Nothing´s stopping the new ATT
except sprint wimax!!!!
Nothing's stopping the new Sprint
So much for...
Believe it when we see it
Who knows, maybe T-Mobile will cash in on Cingulars PROCRASTINATION and launch 3G in cities that Cingular doesn't yet have 3G.
I could've sworn I read an article saying...