AT&T increasing bandwidth and upgrading 3G network

AT&T increasing bandwidth and upgrading 3G network
With the competitive landscape of data services always increasing, AT&T announced that it will be doing an overhaul of their 3G network. Specifically, they will commence upgrading their current 3.6Mbps 3G network to 7.2Mbps HSPA. They are hopeful of getting it all complete by 2011 while doubling their 850MHz spectrum to “most metropolitan areas.” So now there won't be a reason to not have coverage in a particular major city. The reason behind it is the increase in deployment of over 2,100 cell sites with microcells and femtocells across the country. Currently, AT&T has various partnerships that allow qualifying customers who have a smart phone or 3G LaptopConnect plan to access over 20,000 Wi-Fi hot spots. With such a massive task at hand, AT&T stated that it is hopeful to have LTE deployed by 2011.

source: AT&T via Phonescoop

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4 Comments

1. Galen20K

Posts: 575; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Yeah right. ATT NEVER follows through with its Promises. They're just an all around Fishy company that I wouldn't be CAUGHT DEAD using .

2. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Maybe ATT can fix that dead spot on 57th st in Manhattan between 6th and 7th BEFORE they start all this "upgrading".

3. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

LOL...

4. BeInspired

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 21, 2009

what about video call services? China has started the 3G services way later than AT&T, chinese started the 3G services, China Mobile, April2008, China Unicom,May 2009, both of them have 3G video call services, what about AT&T, you left way behind, please competite with the rest of the world, europe, asia, launch the video call services ASAP, not video share, that's nothing.

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