Mapping LTE: AT&T & Verizon's 4G Footprints

A look at where the two big carriers are taking LTE in 2012. Oh, and Sprint, too

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

February 17, 2012

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Mapping LTE: AT&T & Verizon's 4G Footprints

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Wireless are adding to their 4G markets, but Big Red is maintaining a solid Long Term Evolution (LTE) lead over all others in the U.S. right now.

Ma Bell said Thursday that it has launched LTE markets in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area in Florida and in Durham, N.C. The carrier says it has now got LTE live in 28 markets.

By contrast, Verizon says it now has 196 markets running. The company added Cookeville, Tenn. to its list on Thursday and expanded service in Little Rock, Ark.; Rapid City, S.D.; Clarksville, Tenn. and San Antonio, Texas.

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), meanwhile, has said that it will have six major LTE cities up by the middle of this year.

To get a sense of where all this LTE is going, here's LR Mobile's map of 2012 LTE market additions and expansions, with the new towns and cities added. Verizon is in red, AT&T in blue and Sprint in yellow.

View Q1 2012: New LTE in the USA

For more
Follow LTE's progress in the U.S. in 2012:

  • Verizon LTE Gets Spoofed

  • Sprint's iPhone Q4 Ouch!

  • Sprint's 4G LTE Texan Triangle

  • Verizon Plots 5 New LTE Markets

  • New Year, New 4G: At a Glance

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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