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Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has added a handful of new Long Term Evolution (LTE) markets, bringing the number of towns and cities in which it offers the faster mobile data service to 47.

Ma Bell has added LTE service in these areas:
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Burlington, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Buffalo, N.Y.

The carrier has also expanded 4G service in Cleveland, Ohio, and Charlotte, N.C.

See AT&T's 4G markets below:


View AT&T 4G LTE Markets in a larger map

Why this matters
AT&T still lags Verizon Wireless 's 304 LTE markets but is now steadily adding more towns and cities with the new technology. The operator says that data downloads on its LTE network are 10 times faster than 3G.

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joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:28:18 PM
re: Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets

Fascinating the way that AT&T has clustered LTE round Texas, Florida, Chicagoland and North Carolina. Perhaps the areas where the backhaul can best handle LTE?

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:28:17 PM
re: Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets

Well 4G LTE isn't exclusive to the US. Apple has to think about Japan, Korea, Canada & parts of Europe too.


 


My take is that they need a speedy iPhone to compete with the Samsung S III now. A 3G/FauxG iPhone that doesn't have LTE is going to start to look long in the tooth if they give Samsung another 9 months or a year to revise the Galaxy platform.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:28:17 PM
re: Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets

They say they've spent over a billion on upgrading their networks in NY state for better performance.

gtchavan 12/5/2012 | 5:28:17 PM
re: Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets

Apple must have told the service providers that there is no rush to upgrade thier networks--This is a clear indication that iPhone 5 won't be out any time soon. 


 

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:28:17 PM
re: Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets

That'd be my guess. Otherwise, they'd go to areas where there 3G coverage is the worst first - like NYC and San Fran.

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