AT&T Announces HSPA 7.2 Deployment
AT&T today announced specific plans for upgrading its 3G network to provide double the current data speeds. HSPA 7.2 will be deployed in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami by the end of the year. By the end of 2010, the company will have upgraded 25 of the top 30 markets, and 90 percent of its 3G network area by the end of 2011. AT&T is simultaneously upgrading the backhaul connections at each tower location, providing each tower with faster data connections to the network and the Internet, sufficient to support not only HSPA 7.2 but even faster LTE technology in the future. The company expects to have six HSPA 7.2-compatible smartphones available by the end of the year, (already available are the iPhone 3GS and HTC Fuze,) as well as two new laptop data cards.
Verizon Says Massive MIMO Deployment to Help Customers
Verizon Wireless today said it has deployed FDD Massive MIMO on its network in and around Irvine, Calif. Verizon explains that while Massive MIMO is a 4G LTE-A technology that will help today's phones, it serves as a stepping stone in the slow march toward 5G.
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.
Sprint Flips On 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation for iPhones and Galaxies
Sprint gave some of its high-end smartphones a speed boost this week. The company added 3-channel carrier aggregation to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20 and G5.
Sprint Names Its First 5G Markets As It Preps Massive MIMO
Sprint today indicated which markets will be first to see 5G service from the carrier at some point in the first half of 2019. Sprint said customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
I guess my question is: Why Charlotte? and not Phoenix, or Philadelphia which have higher populations?
Plus all the 10s of thousands of travelers daily & weekly through the ...
L.A. Metro (+15 million) has had its 3G 850 up for ~5-6months now in the downtown, and since last fall in the valleys.
I can't speak for other areas.
Damn it Las Vegas is missing!