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.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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.
U.S. Cellular Says LTE Buildout Largely Complete
U.S. Cellular has finished building its LTE network, said the company, which now provides LTE coverage to 99% of its customers.
ATT, all garbage phones!
but i loving my android 2.2 (on samsung captivate) and have no plan to give iphone a try! iphone4 with microSim just turn me off, unable to swap sim and put in another phone!
where is the 4.3" screen phone on ATT? NONE!
where is the Droid clone? (WVGA with qwerty keyboard on ATT) NONE!
wait, ATT does have a phone with wvga and qwerty keyboard, but it' WP7.
but WP7 with those stupid live tiles doesnt excited me. my android with live wallpaper is more impressive!
ATT is coming with some must-have phones!