AT&T to Unfurl 3G Access in 850MHz to Enhance Coverage
AT&T is prepared to take several steps in the near-term to improve the coverage and capacity of its network in some of the largest cities across the U.S. In most regions, AT&T uses its 1900MHz spectrum holdings for its 3G network. Some time in the next few months, AT&T plans to add coverage with its 850MHz spectrum, specifically in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. By using both sets of spectrum, it will add lots of capacity, which means end-users should have a better experience. In addition to using the 850MHz spectrum for 3G, AT&T is also going to add 2,100 cell sites to areas in need of coverage, as well as improve the backhaul capabilities of its network.
AT&T Targeting Summer Launch for LTE in WCS Spectrum
AT&T plans to begin deploying LTE service in its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum holdings this summer. AT&T acquired some WCS spectrum from NextWave in 2012 and more from Sprint in 2014.
Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.
AT&T Looking to Score Plateau Wireless Spectrum
AT&T and Plateau Wireless have filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to transfer certain spectrum licenses held by Plateau to AT&T. AT&T hopes to gain 700MHz, 850MHz, and AWS spectrum covering select markets in New Mexico and Texas.
Sprint to Skip 600MHz Incentive Auction
Sprint today said it will not participate in the 600MHz reverse auction planned for next year. The company believes its spectrum position is "sufficient to provide its current and future customers great network coverage." Sprint owns significant amounts of spectrum, but much of it is concentrated in the 2.5GHz range.
Verizon Says LTE-Advanced Features On Deck for 2015
Verizon Wireless has a number of improvements to its LTE network planned for 2015 that will boost coverage, capacity, and speeds, according to Mike Haberman, vice president of network support for Verizon. First, Verizon will implement carrier aggregation, which pairs disparate spectrum bands so they act as one.
its about damn time!
[blah blah blah] I know in Seattle everyone who has ATT absolutely loathes it [blah blah blah]
I'm in Seattle, mine works fine -- I don't loathe it...
And Apple isn't bringing the iPhone to Verizon, Verizon just wants you to think that bec...
add more 1900umts instead!!
They Can add Phoenix
They also need to turn on that dam picture messaging and tethering for the iPhone now and stop screwing around. Cant believe there this far behind and yet they expect us to pay our bill on time. B.S.
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They need to improve Chicago's coverage.
Good cause their 3g suck!!
I need clarification.
Because the 850 and 1900 MHz radio bands have different natural properties, you need more towers to cover the same area with 1900 than you do with the 850 ...