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.
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 Nearly Done Integrating MetroPCS
T-Mobile today said it has migrated the majority of MetroPCS customers off the company's legacy CDMA network and onto its own LTE network. T-Mobile says fewer than 500,000 MetroPCS customers are still using the CDMA network.
T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray took to the company's blog today to share news of the Uncarrier's LTE network. The company says its LTE 4G footprint grew by almost 1 million square miles during 2015 and is available to 304 million Americans.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.