AT&T Details Pledge to Improve NYC and SF Coverage
During today's earnings call, AT&T explained what it is doing to improve its services in the New York City and San Francisco markets. Both metro regions, AT&T admits, are performing under what it calls its performance objective. The island of Manhattan, in particular, is far below AT&T's performance goals. In order to improve performance, AT&T is adding cell sites and deploying ethernet to its cell sites to improve network backhaul capabilities. AT&T claims that the percentage of dropped calls was reduced, and that the "3G Voice Composite Quality Index" rose consistently in both markets during the fourth quarter of 2009. AT&T said it is working "aggressively" on these network improvements and that customers should notice them over the course of the net 90 days.
If ATT -tested- their network like Verizon does these sorts of problems could've been fixed a long t
Just an over all more aggressive company with it's network would be be nice.
1) AT&T handles something like 80-90% of ALL mobile data on their networks, way more than Verizon Wireless. On top of that, something like 80% of all mobile traffic on the internet originating from the USA...
If true, good news
The simple truth is that as AT&T gets stronger, it forces VZW and other carriers to ratchet up their game and offerings.
They picked up a ton of markets from divested VZW and Alltel. Almost all of North Dakota (along with a ton of other market...
It's all about perception. They are never going to have the reputation that Verizon has, but at least now they appear to be doing something.
Verizon is at least 1yr ahead of ATT w/4G, and Sprint/Clearwire is at least 2yrs ahead of ATT w/4G.
ATT's CEO & CTO are full of procrastination, and lack vision.
Landline will become the big push again and then it will still suck. NYC and SF are only 2 areas in the US. Good luck at&t with the rest of everything and getting stomped by everyone's else 4G network.