The addition of these six new markets brings AT&T’s grand total to 15. However that pales in comparison to the number of cities Verizon has blanketed with their own LTE network as their totals creep towards 179. Don’t expect any more cities to get the LTE treatment from AT&T this year unfortunately because the company’s goal from the beginning was to have 15 markets covered by the end of the year.
The six new markets getting their serving of LTE today are Las Vegas, NV, Oklahoma City, OK, Kansas City, MO, Charlotte, NC, Indianapolis, IN and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Although their goal was only 15 by the end of the year maybe AT&T will surprise us and add some more markets to the mix before the end of 2011.
Even though AT&T is adding a few 4G LTE markets here and there, they still have a long way to go to catch up to Verizon. They had to start somewhere though and with the launch of devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid to accompany their 4G LTE network they were able to hit the ground running. Will AT&T ever catch up to Verizon? Tell us what you think.
source: Mobile Burn