AT&T to launch LTE in NYC by late June, and LA by late July
posted by Ken N. / May 13, 2011, 2:39 PM
Of course we should take these unofficial dates with a grain of salt. There's always the possibility that, if these are the official dates, they could easily be delayed.
While this is great news for early adopters in those markets, we don't know what the rest of their launch timetable will look like. And 4G devices will slowly trickle to market. Much like with Verizon's LTE, our first tastes will come in the form of USB modems and mobile hotspots.
If the T-Mobile/AT&T merger is approved, then the resulting AT&T giant will be the carrier to watch in 2012. Even without exclusivity on the iPhone or iPad, their LTE service and likely swath of new devices will make them very exciting indeed...And that's exactly why regulators (and Sprint) are concerned.
ATT is supposed to be coming out with 22 4G/LTE devices this year of 2011. There are 2 currently, the Atrix and Inspire, with another on the way in form of the Infuse. That leaves another 18 left, because of the already released 4G data connect card that is out. Maybe less if we are considering the upgradeable data connect cards and MiFi as well. But still over 15 devices are still to come this year. That is if, we can live up to our word
posted on May 13, 2011, 3:02 PM 2
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ATT is coming out with 22 4G/HSPA+ devices, not 4g/LTE devices. There is a big difference. They dont have a single LTE device that is known yet. In fact, ATT is up at capitol hill right now trying to convince the FCC that they cant have an LTE network without buying up tmobile. WOOPSIE.
posted on May 13, 2011, 4:16 PM 5
Nah, it needs to be said. AT&T is acting as if they are building up their 4G network as if it is LTE when it isn't. Where as Verizon is actually putting money into completely new equipment and aggressively blanketing their network in it. AT&T is still putting up standard 3G technology which (and correct me if I'm wrong) they still haven't told us what the max download speed will be...
posted on May 14, 2011, 8:41 AM 1
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Are these "4G" devices LTE enabled though? I thought that right now ATT is considering their HSPA+ their "4G," which is why they can call the atrix, infuse, inspire 4G devices.
posted on May 13, 2011, 3:34 PM 0
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Why is that at&t building so nice..the one in my city looks like crap! lol random, yes.
posted on May 13, 2011, 3:53 PM 2
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Honestly I would be happy if at&t just upgraded their entire 3G network to "4G" allowing for HSPA+ before they start half-a$#ing an LTE network.
posted on May 13, 2011, 4:12 PM 1
So why is At&t even bothering with LTE, dont they already have 4G? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA At&t + everything they do = Fail
posted on May 13, 2011, 4:19 PM 2
Why not? If they're HSPA+ which they're calling 4G like T-Mobile and adding LTE is a win for their customers. Customers will have 4G coverage to fall back on. Where there is no LTE coverage HSPA+ will be or vice versa and in some places both will be available.
posted on May 14, 2011, 8:42 AM 0
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"that New York City will get their LTE switch flipped on June 30. And Los Angeles will receive LTE on July 24" Honestly? One city at a time? Way to go, AT&T... Thats one of the reasons why Verizon is so good at what it does - Trying to cover more people with a much better - faster network. According tohttp://network4g.verizonwirele
ss.com/#/coverage , verizon already covers 45 markets, and they will cover 145 by the end of the year. This is truly embarassing for me, An AT&T customer.
posted on May 15, 2011, 9:53 AM 0
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