AT&T Says LTE-Advanced On Tap for 2013
AT&T will upgrade its 4G network to Long Term Evolution-Advanced technology starting in 2013, according to statements made by Krish Prabhu, president and CEO of AT&T Labs. Prabhu was speaking at the LTE North America conference in Dallas when he made the statements. AT&T later confirmed Prabhu's remarks, but declined to comment further on the timing for the LTE-Advanced deployment. Sprint and Clearwire have also committed to deploying LTE-Advanced. Verizon Wireless, the nation's other large LTE network operator, has yet to announce plans beyond its current LTE network.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
T-Mobile Announces In-Home LTE CellSpot
T-Mobile today showed off the 4G LTE CellSpot, a "mini cell tower" meant for in-home or in-office use. Similar to T-Mobile's WiFi CellSpot Router, the LTE CellSpot provides full LTE coverage in small buildings up to 3,000 square feet.
US Cellular to Boost LTE Footprint with 600 More Sites
U.S. Cellular recently talked about plans to expand the availability of its LTE 4G network from 94% of customers today to 98% of customers by the end of the year.
AT&T Finally Using WCS Spectrum for LTE; Will Test LTE-U
AT&T has begun deploying LTE on its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum in a handful of markets around the country. Earlier this year, AT&T said it would begin the deployment by summer, and it is just meeting that commitment.
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.
i still only have 2g edge!
They need to get LTE to all of their native footp...