AT&T Details 2011 Network and Device Roadmap
At its developer summit at CES, AT&T made a slew of announcements, and provided a sneak peek at how it will be unfolding its network upgrades and device roll-outs for the year. AT&T is going to follow T-Mobile's lead, and will market its HSPA+ network as 4G. AT&T didn't define which HSPA+ version would qualify as 4G, but said that it has several test markets running at "4G speeds" of 6Mbps. AT&T said that 100% of its mobile network has been upgraded to HSPA+, though it didn't specify if the base version is 7.2Mbps, 14.4Mbps, or 21Mbps. AT&T did say that its plans to launch LTE by mid-2011 are still on track, and it will complete its LTE roll out by the end of 2013. AT&T didn't say what speeds its LTE network would offer. AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the company plans to launch 20 4G devices throughout 2011, including about 10 HSPA+ devices during the first half of the year, and about 10 LTE devices during the second half of the year. The devices will include smartphones, laptop dongles, and modems.
|ATT, all garbage phones!||netboy||
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