& cplSiteName &

AT&T LTE Launch Set for Sunday

Dan Jones
LR Mobile News Analysis
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor
9/15/2011
50%
50%

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will just squeak inside its own summer deadline when it launches its first five 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) markets this Sunday (Sept. 18).

AT&T CFO John Stephens announced the launch at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Entertainment and Communications conference on Thursday. Summer officially ends north of the equator on Sept. 22, so Ma Bell just got LTE up before the autumn equinox.

AT&T will commence LTE services this weekend in five markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. AT&T has said that it expects to have another ten markets up by the end of 2011.

Why this matters
The crucial question for AT&T will be how it competes with Verizon Wireless 's much larger LTE footprint. Big Red says that it currently reaches over 160 million Americans in 143 markets.

It seems unlikely to compete aggressively on LTE data pricing yet, as the only plan announced by AT&T so far asks for $50 for five gigabytes a month, with $10 for each gigabyte over. AT&T is more likely to tout the ability of its devices to fall back to faster HSPA+ FauxG services on many cities in its network.

For more
Read up on AT&T's long road to LTE:



— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
May 14-17, 2018, Austin Convention Center
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
SmartNICs aren't just about achieving scale. They also have a major impact in reducing CAPEX and OPEX requirements.
Hot Topics
Here's Pai in Your Eye
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/11/2017
Ericsson & Samsung to Supply Verizon With Fixed 5G Gear
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/11/2017
The Anatomy of Automation: Q&A With Cisco's Roland Acra
Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 12/7/2017
You Can't Fix OTT Streaming Problems If You Can't See Them
Mike Hollyman, Head of Consulting Engineering, Nokia Deepfield, 12/8/2017
Eurobites: Ericsson Restates Its Financials, Warns of Impairment Charges
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/8/2017
Animals with Phones
Don't Fall Asleep on the Job! Click Here
Live Digital Audio

Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed