Sprint adds Utah, Virginia and Missouri to 4G network; AT&T finished with work in NY City

Sprint adds Utah, Virginia and Missouri to 4G network; AT&T finished with work in NY City
With the EVO 4G having been released for a few weeks already, Sprint is working at building out its 4G network. As Einstein once commented, "What good is a 4G enabled phone without a 4G network in your area?" The pin-dropping network has started WiMax service in Richmond, Virgina; Salt Lake City, Utah and St. Louis, Missouri. This brings to 36 the number of markets that the carrier has hooked up to 4G. Besides the EVO 4G and the upcoming Samsung Epic, 4G speeds are also available on the Sprint Overdrive, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, Sprint 3G/4G Device 250U from Sierra Wireless and the Sprint 3G/4G Device U301.

As for AT&T, the carrier says it has completed upgrading one of its most troubled 3G areas. Work has been completed on the 850MHz spectrum for New York City's 3G service. According to its press release, AT&T has improved the voice quality in the region by 47%, adding new layers of frequency known as "carriers". The "carriers" have been added to all cell sites in Manhattan and as needed in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. The carrier also added a mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot in Times Square. Tom DeVito VP and GM for New York and New Jersey is quite clear about the carrier's goal in the area. He says, "Our goal is pretty simple; in the city that never sleeps, we're working 24/7 to make sure our customers have a great experience everytime they make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the internet on their AT&T device." From 2007 to 2009, data traffic over AT&T's network has grown 5,000%.The upgrade in New York City should improve the carrier's performance not only on the streets of the Big Apple, but also inside the City's fabled skyscrapers where cell service of any kind is often hard to find.

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source: AndroidCentral (Sprint), AT&T via FierceMobile (AT&T)

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