LTE scoreboard reads Verizon: 258, AT&T: 39

LTE scoreboard reads Verizon: 258, AT&T: 39
With the flick of a switch, AT&T on Thursday turned on LTE service for its Cleveland-based customers. That brings the total number of LTE markets covered by the nation's second largest carrier to 39. That number is swamped by the 258 markets currently served by Verizon's 4G LTE service. And AT&T is going to have to hustle not to lose ground as Big Red aims to hit 400 markets by the end of the year.

Still, it's a start and Verizon had to hit 39 sometime before hitting 258. Besides, while trailing Verizon, AT&T still has the second highest total of LTE coverage amongst the four major U.S. carriers. Sprint is still working on launching LTE for its first market, most likely later this summer. Still, the carrier has already decided on where it will first offer the zippier service. Additionally, Sprint has already started selling handsets that support LTE. T-Mobile is well behind Sprint in terms of planning its 4G LTE pipeline. The nation's fourth largest carrier expects to start offering LTE service in 2013.

source: CNET


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