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AT&T Adds More 4G LTE Cities

Dan Jones
LR Mobile News Analysis
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor
12/3/2012
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is adding more 4G towns and cities, easily surpassing its 100-market deployment target for LTE in 2012.

On Sunday, AT&T said that it has launched LTE in Albuquerque, N.M.; Reading, Penn.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. The launches run ahead of a big wireless push in 2013 and beyond, as AT&T has said it will spend US$14 billion on network upgrades through 2015.

AT&T is now up to 109 cities with 4G LTE, according to a company spokesman.

Why this matters
In the wake of the failed T-Mobile acquisition, AT&T is making good on plans to boost wireless spending. It's still only the second-largest LTE provider in the U.S., as Verizon has 441 towns and cities using the new 4G technology.

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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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joset01
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12/5/2012 | 5:16:40 PM
re: AT&T Adds More 4G LTE Cities


Verizon: 441 Markets


AT&T: 109 Markets


Sprint: 43 markets


MetroPCS: 19 Markets


Cricket: 2 Markets


T-Mobile: Starting in 2013.

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12/5/2012 | 5:16:38 PM
re: AT&T Adds More 4G LTE Cities


Good to see the growth in the adoption of LTE by all major US operator.



Any idea on how many macro eNB's are present in a market on an average.


I have heard # from 200-2000 eNB depending upon the market.


 

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