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AT&T Gets 10 Fresh 4G LTE Markets

AT&T is keeping up the steady drumbeat of LTE market launches every week, with 10 more LTE towns going live this Wednesday.

The new LTE markets are:

  • Dothan, Ala.
  • Vail, Colo.
  • Kalispell, Mont.
  • Utica-Rome, N.Y.
  • Prineville, Ore.
  • Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tenn. and Ken.
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Kerrville, Texas
  • Mount Pleasant, Texas
  • Uvalde, Texas

Here's how AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) fares against 4G competitors.

Table 1: 4G LTE Markets in the US

Operator 4G technology Number of markets Average download speeds
AT&T LTE (Also markets HSPA+ as 4G) 471 18.6 Mbit/s
Cricket (Leap Wireless) LTE 11 3-15 times faster than Leap's 3G
C-Spire LTE 40 markets up, 3 more coming soon Data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G
MetroPCS LTE 30 markets 2-15 Mbit/s (depending on market)
Sprint LTE & WiMax 230 LTE, 71 WiMax 10.3 Mbit/s
T-Mobile LTE (Also markets HSPA+ as 4G) 254 markets 25 Mbit/s (on unloaded network)
U.S. Cellular LTE 92 markets Up to 10 times faster than 3G
Verizon Wireless LTE 500+ markets 14.3 Mbit/s
Sources: Carrier data, Light Reading, OpenSignal, RootMetrics

Why this matters
AT&T now says that it covers more than 250 million potential customers with LTE, getting closer to the 300 million covered by Verizon Wireless 's LTE network. AT&T intends to have 270 million covered by the end of 2013.

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— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

milan03 11/22/2013 | 3:50:51 PM
Re: T-Mobile Market Count/perspective It's kinda mind boggling!
DanJones 11/13/2013 | 10:42:53 PM
Re: T-Mobile Market Count/perspective Fixed.

 

For some perspective here, 50 million people is most of the population of the UK.
milan03 11/13/2013 | 6:04:04 PM
T-Mobile Market Count Dan,

T-Mobile officially covers 254 Markets not 223.
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