It must be mentioned that AT&T is not keeping satisfaction very high when it comes to their 4G network. Though this carrier has the largest 4G coverage out of the four major carriers, backhaul hasn’t been deployed in most markets. If AT&T’s HSPA+ network doesn’t convince you yet, the following network very well might. AT&T is finally rolling out their new 4G LTE network this summer, starting with the following 5 markets:
AT&T plans to bring some LTE action to 10 or more other markets during the second half of the year, and claims that it will cover about 70 million Americans by the end of the year. Consumers will be able to take advantage of 4G speeds through the twenty 4G devices that this carrier will be adding to its repertoire. AT&T also mentions that only “some” of these devices will be LTE capable, leaving us quite confused about what we should expect. Let’s just hope some of those are Android-powered devices!
What do you guys say? Are you looking forward to see how much AT&T improves with the release of their new 4G LTE network? Do you think AT&T will be able to hold some competition against the other big boys on the block, like Verizon (which also has an LTE network)?Show Press Release
Dallas, Texas, May 25, 2011
By John Donovan, AT&T Chief Technology Officer
AT&T has delivered five mobile broadband speed upgrades in recent years, including our HSPA+ deployment last year. And average nationwide speeds on the AT&T network have increased – more than 40 percent over the past two years alone.
The next network evolution will arrive this summer with the addition of LTE in five markets – Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio. We plan to add another 10 or more markets in the second half of the year, and cover 70 million Americans with LTE by year-end. We also have plans to add 20 4G devices to our robust device portfolio this year, with some of those being LTE capable.
We’re positioning to deliver a great mobile broadband experience in the near term with HSPA+ and a growing LTE footprint.
We’ve invested $75 billion in our wireless and wired networks over the last four years – more capital invested in the U.S. than any company in any industry. And we plan to invest $19 billion in our wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects this year. The investments we’ve made to evolve our mobile broadband network in recent years, plus what we have planned for the future, put our customers in position to benefit fully from a host of coming mobile broadband innovations.