This week, AT&T expanded its burgeoning 4G LTE network even further in a roll-out of new markets that span the country.
AT&T’s addition of more 4G LTE covered markets comes as a part of the carrier’s ambitious efforts to dramatically augment its 4G LTE cellular network this summer.
The latest cities that have been added to the 4G LTE cellular coverage map include:
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Just weeks after being challenged by Dish Network in its acquisition hopes for Sprint Nextel, Japan’s Softbank raised the stakes in the bidding war today.
Adding another $1.5 billion to the offer, Softbank’s total bid for Sprint now stands at $21.6 billion.
At present, the nation’s third-largest carrier still has a $25.5 billion offer from Dish Network on the table.
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AT&T announced Monday that its Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) feature is now available to AT&T business customers through a new app available for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.
According to Monday’s announcement, this marks the first time a U.S. carrier is offering push-to-talk capabilities on the iPhone.
AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk can even be used over Wi-Fi now, representing yet another first.
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The recently launched new flagship Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is performing very well against Apple’s current generation iPhone 5.
The Galaxy S4 is now outselling Apple’s iPhone 5 at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile stores.
AT&T is the only carrier at which the iPhone 5 continues to lead all smartphone sales. But, it should be noted, the Galaxy S4 is now the second best-selling mobile phone on the AT&T network.
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Following AT&T’s addition of twelve new locations at the end of May, the nation’s second largest wireless carrier is activating 4G LTE coverage in 18 new markets today.
4G LTE offers a theoretical download speed of approximately 100Mb/s. But due to the unfortunate realities of network congestion, the download speeds when connected to 4G LTE in real life situations are closer to around 20-60Mb/s.
On Wednesday morning, AT&T confirmed that the following cities have now begun receiving 4G LTE coverage:
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The 2012 reboot of the sci-fi classic Total Recall illustrated an interesting concept for the future of communication technology. The envisioned future portrayed a time in which people could embed electronic circuitry directly into their hands and use their palms as smartphones.
Insert your joke here about where they embedded fax machines.
What’s truly remarkable, however, is the number of cutting-edge futuristic technologies in Total Recall that actually already exist or are poised to launch in the coming months.
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Although global operators are still laboring to comprehensively expand 4G network coverage to every feasible market, it isn’t too soon to begin working toward the inevitable deployment of 5G.
Strategy Analytics announced this week that there is no better time than now for industry players to position to win the 5G race.
The Strategy Analytics Wireless Networks & Platforms (WNP) service report, “Is the 5G Race Beginning?,” recommends that companies start now with their strategies to influence the definition of the requirements for the new generation systems and to ensure that R&D spend translates into strong 5G patent positions.
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