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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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!