U.S. Cellular to Cover 25% of Network with LTE by Year-End
U.S. Cellular today said that it plans to launch Long Term Evolution 4G service to about 25% of its service footprint by the holiday season of 2011. The network will initially cover Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wisc.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, N.C. U.S. Cellular said that it will launch an LTE-capable phone the same time it launches the network, though it declined to provide details about that device. U.S. Cellular did indicate that the device will be able to access significantly faster data speeds than U.S. Cellular is currently capable of delivering to its 3G devices. The company will continue to deploy LTE to its remaining markets into 2012.
US Cellular Coverage Reaches Google's Project Fi
Google has updated its Project Fi app in order to take advantage of cellular coverage offered by U.S. Cellular.
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.
Project Fi Earns More Coverage Thanks to U.S. Cellular
Google today said it has supplemented Project Fi's cellular coverage with the addition of U.S. Cellular.
U.S. Cellular Scores First LTE Roaming Deal
U.S. Cellular recently revealed that it has forged its first LTE roaming partnership, and customers will reap the benefits in two to three months.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
So if USCC does in fact launch this...and if Huawei is granted permission to build their LTE network...and we KNOW Huawei is capable of speeds well over 100Mbps...would that make USCC the first TRUE 4G network?!?