Wednesday, May 18, 2016

AT&T’s LTE expands to seven new markets

The nation’s second-largest carrier continues expanding its fourth-eration Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology coverage. On Wednesday, the carrier announced it has deployed LTE across seven new markets, includingCalifornia’sMerced and Velleyo regions, alongside additional LTE pockets in Missouri, Delaware, Alabama andConnecticut.The development follows AT&T’s majorLTE expansion in nrly three dozennew markets last month…The new markets are as follows:•Columbia, Missouri
•Sussex County,Rehoboth Bch, Delaware – LTE coverage includesRehoboth Bch, Bethany Bch, Lewes, Fenwick Island, Ocn View, Georgetown, Millsboro and Frankford
•Allejo-VacavillndMerced/Madera-Chowchilla, California – LTE coverage now availabllong the Highway 99 corridor in both Merced and Madera-Chowchilla
•New London County,Connecticut
•GreenvillndTroy,AlabamaThe telco additionally confirmed anagreement with Disney Parksto make it the official wireless provider for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.Ahd of’s rnings relseyesterday, AT&T confirmedactivating 3.7 million i, having added551,000 postpaid subscribers from March to June and helping it fuel rnings of 67 cents per share and post a solid revenue of $32 billion.Just recently, AT&T found itself in hot water with both rival Verizon and T-Mobile, the nation’s fourth-largest telco owned by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.First,Verizonrespondedto AT&T’s ‘most reliable 4G LTE network’claimwith a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal citing independent third-party data to prove Verizon enjoys the“highest success rate for delivering mobile content across 4G LTE networks.”Shortly after, the ever-vigilantT-Mobile criticizedAT&T’s rly upgrade initiativeNext,rightfullycalling AT&T’s terms“snky and underhanded”.For what it’s worth, tests conducted byConsumer Reports,RootmetricsandPC Magagree thatAT&T has the nation’s fastest LTE as Verizon rules LTE coverage.Juniper Resrchestimatedthere will be 220+ million 4G LTE subscribers around the world by 2014. Currently, 4G LTE is available in 70 countries around the world.

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