AT&T Launching LTE in NYC This Month
AT&T CFO John Stephens today said that the company will fully launch its Long Term Evolution 4G network in New York City this month. The network is already visible in some parts of the city, as it is being tested by AT&T engineers, but AT&T had previously only said the network would launch "soon." Stephens also said that AT&T would "turn up additional 4G LTE markets" by the end of the year, but didn't clarify if he meant previously named markets or new, unannounced markets. AT&T said it will cover 70 million Americans with LTE by the end of the year.
AT&T Fills In LTE Coverage Gaps
AT&T today said its LTE 4G network is now live in a handful of new markets, including Alpena, Mich.; Worthington, Minn.; Klamath Falls, La Grande, and Roseburg, Ore.; Altoona, Pa.; and Alice, Bay City, and El Campo, Texas. AT&T's LTE network reaches 280 million POPs and should cover 97% of all Americans by the end of the year.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
T-Mobile Details LTE Expansion Plans
T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to the company's blog today to shed some light on its plans headed into 2015. To start, the company claims it will cover 300 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2015.
Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.