AT&T Details 3G Network Upgrades
Today AT&T said that it had implemented a series of software upgrades to improve its backhaul capabilities. The software should provide for a more consistent wireless data experience for all customers. AT&T says that it has six HSPA trial markets up and running, which include Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. AT&T expects to have the bulk of its network running 7.2Mbps HSPA by the end of 2010. AT&T didn't say anything about HSPA+.
YouTube TV Expands to More Markets
YouTube TV will soon be available to millions more people around the U.S. thanks to a significant expansion of the service.
Google Maps to Assess How Long It Will Take to Find Parking
Google today added a tool to Google Maps that helps people gauge how difficult parking will be when they arrive at their destination. Google will rate parking difficulty across 25 metro regions in the U.S., including major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, and Atlanta.
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'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.
New Maps? Owen Wilson again?
AT&T needs a NEW & FRESH CEO that actually has a vision.
Endgadget: "AT&T kicks it into overdrive, rolls out 7.2Mbps everywhere -- but there's a catch"
AT&T was quick to steal a smidge of T-Mobile's thunder today with the announcement at an investor's conference that has sped up its 7.2Mbps HSPA software upgrade to all 3G cell sites, moving up the original deadline of 2011. Here's the thing, though: they didn't really move up the 2011 date because 7.2Mbps-capable cells don't do much good without a wide-enough pipe to feed them on the back end. That's the other part of AT&T's one-two punch for boosting network speeds, and that part won't be wrapped up for a while yet. The company says that it expects "the majority" of the mobile data it handles to operate over its upgraded back end ...
OF COURSE they didn't say anything about HSPA+. . .
De La Vega lacks vision.