AT&T to have an LTE-Advanced network up and running in 2013
0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2011, 04:02 posted on
Well, folks, it is official: AT&T is to begin the deployment of an LTE-Advanced network of its own in 2013. The announcement comes only a couple of weeks after Sprint said it will be moving to LTE-Advanced...
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1. Gemmol (Posts: 680; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Can't wait for 2013 AT&T is the best where I'm located, bring it AT&T!!!
2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
I believe all major carriers have announced that they will have LTE Advanced by 2013.
3. ojdidit84 (Posts: 441; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Well duh... Considering LTE Advanced won't be available to anyone until then. All it'll take is a software update.
6. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
A software update that will never come. ATT will only include lte-a in "new" devices forcing people to spend more money.
5. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Wonder what all the vz heads who were screaming about at&t being years behind vz are gonna say now. Not tht they aren't currently behind but this is good news
10. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Did I say I believed them no I said wat will ppl like u say now tht they announced tht nd tht it was good news plus they just started rolling it out who said they'd cover the usa overnight... u have idiot writtin all over ur face
13. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Way to recant on your previous comment.
I'm guessing you work for AT&T.
14. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)
Be careful before you insult people. IT actually seems as though YOU are the moron. AT&T's LTE rollout is actually ahead of schedule. Therer were supposed to be 6 markets up and running by now and they have 9 up and running.
Furthermore, I used the Galaxy S 2 SkyRocket and it is ridiculously fast over their LTE network.
It appears that YOU are a total idiot for basing what you think to be true or false on your personal opinion of a particular company.
7. Jyakotu (Posts: 832; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
This is great news for AT&T customers. Glad that LTE/LTE-Advanced is quickly becoming the mobile standard, so hopefully the carriers can make quicker and smoother transitions.
17. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)
Please leave your dietary concerns out of this conversation.
12. Univice (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Somewhat confused by your statement "However, the carrier's LTE network ... covers only 9 markets ..." Doesn't any phone with LTE use any LTE network? I thought we we're getting away from such differences as CDMA vs GSM.
15. downphoenix (Posts: 2891; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Nope. Carriers still wanna play dirty and run on their own frequencies, etc. and have handsets designed to only work on certain frequencies.
16. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)
That's a great question Univice. I'll explain.
It is the same type of network but there has to be roaming agreements set in place by both carriers to allow their respective users onto their networks. It's like WiFi. Everyone has the same type of WiFi in their mobile devices. However, you would need to be allowed access to a neighbor's secured WiFi network to use it.
20. Univice (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Well thanks to you both. I'll have to research it some more. It would be nice if the carriers would work together for the sake of their customers so that there wouldn't have to be duplicate costly infrastructure and all customers of all carriers would have the same connectivity if they had the appropriate radio.
18. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
If their rollout is anything like their 3G rollout was (still is going on) you'll see LTE-A in these 9 markets while the majority of the map will still be waiting for LTE to get to them.
They can try to sound like VZW all they want, but they are not going to look anything like them until they deliver.
19. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
They do have better commercials though, I had a good laugh with their football themed commercial. Just imagine how large VZW's LTE market will be by mid 2013.
I agree nb2six
I think they rushed the annoucment too soon.