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.
YouTube TV Gains More Channels, But Still Limited to Just a Few Cities
YouTube TV recently added a handful of new channels to its monthly internet-based TV offering. Subscribers will now be able to access and watch programs on AMC, BBC America, IFC TV, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Univision, and We TV.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
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.
Google Wifi Lets You Check Network Connections for Each Device
Google is rolling out a new tool to its wifi product that will let people gain more insight with respect to the performance of their home network. The Google Wifi Network Check function lets people measure how each individual device is performing on their wifi network.
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