San Francisco to Get 7.2Mbps HSDPA from AT&T in 2010
Today AT&T outlined some of the investments it is making in its network in the San Francisco Bay Area. AT&T plans to increase the speed of its 3G network in the Bay Area to 7.2Mbps starting next year. In addition to the speed boost, AT&T has turned on 850MHz at approximately 850 cell sites in the Bay Area, added backhaul connections, and added about 40 new cell sites. AT&T claims that data demand in the Bay Area has increased by 2000% since 2008. Today AT&T also noted that is has turned on 850MHz spectrum in the greater Seattle area for its 3G network. Customers in these regions should experience better 3G network performance.
Starbucks Officially Debuts Wireless Charging in Shops
Starbucks has begun to deploy wireless charging stations at select coffee shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company said 200 stores now offer wireless charging spots on tables and coffee bars.
Bank of America ATMs to Support Android Pay
Bank of America today said it will add Android Pay support to some 5,000 ATMs around the country. Bank of America customers who have added their BofA debit card to the Android Pay app will be able to tap their NFC-equipped phone to compatible ATMs to withdraw cash and perform other account interactions.
AT&T Exploring Use of Drones to Boost Coverage
AT&T today said it is testing how best to use drones within its business and went so far as to suggest using them to enhance coverage at live events such as concerts. AT&T is already using drones to inspect cell towers, but it imagines them doing much more.
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.
Starbucks to Expand Wireless Charging to More Stores
Starbucks is prepared to increase the availability of wireless charging stations at its coffee shops. The company has been trialling the technology in San Francisco and Boston for some time, and has decided to make a broader push first by expanding across the entire Bay Area and then to other regions.
Once again I ask...
*Never gets old*
Is there a Map for This?
*Never gets old*
You are so right!!! I've been fighting with ATT for what seems like forever....I lose all signal from time to time just sitting where I work outs...
The main reason they should have already done San Fran
If I owned a Nationwide cell phone company (city by priority):
1. New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin
2. DFW, Houston, Miami(area), D.C.
3. Anywhere else
I'm sure with some research I might choose some others but thats off the top of my head.
better catch up ATT!
huh? i dont understand!
if data demand increased by 2000%, why is san francisco get the upgrade in 2010 and not end of 2009 like other cities??
Didnt they get 850mhz 3G like two or three months ago