Recently AT&T launched its fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network in Alexander City, Ala.; Concord, N.H.; and Jamestown, N.Y. AT&T 4G LTE service also expanded today in Fresno, San Francisco and Stockton, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Springfield, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Nashville, Tenn.; Houston, Texas; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; and Charleston, W.Va.
Local customers will have access to the latest generation of wireless technology to stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, such as:
- Faster speeds - LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
- Reliability - AT&T not only has the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network, but now also has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.
- Cool new devices - AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.
- Faster response time - LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file.
T-Mobile has announced that they now offer 4G LTE coverage in a total of 154 markets across the U.S. This is just behind Sprint that just announced that they’ve got 185 markets covered with 4G LTE. The latest launch by T-Mobile allows them to cover about 180 million POPs up from the previous 157 million POPs back in July. Their goal is to offer 4G LTE to 200 markets by the end of 2013 covering about 200 million POPs with LTE service. The latest launch puts them in fourth place with LTE coverage, Sprint in third, AT&T in second and Verizon in first with over 500 markets that offer 4G LTE service. Customers in 4G LTE areas can expect to see around 5-12Mbps download and 2-5Mbps upload with many customers reporting substantially faster speeds!
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 16, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today turned on 4G LTE service in 34 more markets, featuring an enhanced customer experience that provides faster data speeds in more places where customers want it. With an expanding all-new 4G network plus the groundbreaking Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service.
Sprint already offers 4G LTE in such major cities as Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico. With today’s announcement, Sprint now provides LTE service in 185 markets nationwide and is aiming to provide LTE to 200 million people by the end of 2013. Below is a list of the latest markets to launch 4G LTE:
- Alexandria, LA
- Allegan, Mich
- Amarillo, Texas
- Anniston/Oxford, Ala
- Bay City, Mich
- Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
- Bedford, Pa
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Del Rio, Texas
- Del Rio, Texas
- Enid, Okla
- Fort Atkinson, Wis
- Greenville, Miss
- Hourna/Bayou Cane/Thribodaux, LA
- Juniata and Miffline counties, Pa
- Kinston, N.C.
- Lake Charles, La
- Lawton, Okla
- Longview, Texas
- Lufkin, Texas
- Lumberton, N.C.
- Macon, Ga
- Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids, Wis
- Midland, Texas
- Monroe, Mich
- Montgomery, Ala
- Muskogee, Okla
- Oklahoma City
- Ruston, La
- Salem, Ore
- San Angelo, Texas
- Sheboygan, Wis
- Stillwater, Okla
- Victoria, Texas
- Whitewater, Wis
"Today’s announcement means that even more Sprint customers can enjoy the speed and power of Sprint 4G LTE – up to 10 times faster than 3G,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “Our nationwide network build includes new 3G and 4G LTE, which provides improved wireless service and also provides new, state-of-the-art, compact and energy-efficient multimodal equipment." Customers of Sprint’s industry-leading prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile, also benefit from the new network and expanded 4G LTE service.
LEUVEN, Belgium – August 23, 2013 – Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the Company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announces completion of Sprint certification for CloudGate – a secure, reliable and affordable M2M 3G gateway that brings new levels of flexibility and ease of deployment for M2M solutions.
CloudGate is now certified with the leading carriers in North America, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telus and Bell Mobility. The product is also compliant with FCC, PTCRB, IC, RoHS and REACH standards.
All of the certifications were achieved with the same Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) of CloudGate. Designed with the penta-band MDM6600™ chipset by Qualcomm, the same CloudGate unit supports the multiple wireless standards used by the major network operators in North America and can be configured for any desired service provider. The radio firmware needed for the desired service provider can be designated at the point of installation. The hardware expansion boards and any custom software for the embedded Linux operating system can also be easily installed at the point of installation providing a true single SKU capability.
Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option said: “There’s nothing else like CloudGate on the market today. The solution was developed as a direct result of speaking with all the key players in the M2M ecosystem who needed a reliable, value priced 3G gateway that reduced the amount of different products and configurations that they were required to stock. This enables them to add value through their own middleware and hosted service platforms. CloudGate is a result of Option’s twenty years of expertise in wireless technologies shipping over 14 million 3G devices worldwide with very high reliability levels providing an exceptional customer experience.”
CloudGate is an M2M solution that includes an intelligent M2M 3G gateway, an open M2M application development environment and a cloud based provisioning service. It meets all the market requirements for a robust, secure, feature rich routing platform that will not let customers down in the field.
Application Enablement Platform vendors and System Integrators creating M2M solutions are faced with the challenge of very fragmented customer requirements. CloudGate provides an extensible hardware and software platform that allows them to tailor the product to meet the needs of each customer reducing their time to solution, development costs and increasing their addressable markets.
Cradlepoint is running a promotion through 11/29/2013 on the ARC MBR1400 embedded cellular routers. In order to qualify customers must sign up for a 3/yr ECM license (Enterprise Cloud Manager) and 3/yr premier support agreement. The standard manufacture warranty is 1/yr and on 10/1/2013 Cradlepoint will require a CradleCare support agreement in order to have phone access to Cradlepoint’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC). The TAC service is available 24/7 for enterprise support, but 3Gstore customers will still get one year of free in house based support as the only authorized Cradlepoint support center. The ARC MBR1400 units are in stock at 3Gstore available for same day shipment until 3PM Cst for Verizon, A&T and Sprint.
Recently Asia started launching their next generation TD-LTE Advanced network and Signals Research Group got to test drive TD-LTE in Tokyo and LTE Advanced in Seoul. On Softbank’s TD-LTE network in Japan they achieved a peak download rate of 92.3Mbps and 141 Mbps on an LTE advanced carrier aggregated network by a South Korean mobile carrier. Both LG U+ and Korea Telecom have launched LTE advanced carrier aggregation which allows carriers to take advantage of multiple cellular channels to help improve download and upload speed. For example, if Verizon or AT&T decided to use carrier aggregation you’d basically double your current throughput. To put these speeds in perspective Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are averaging around 5-15Mbps download and 2-5Mbps upload over the current LTE networks with customers seeing bursts into the 30-40Mbps range.
Today AT&T announced that they’ve launched 4G LTE coverage to another 14 markets that include Abilene, Texas and Greenville, North Carolina. This brings them close to 400 markets across the country and will help them reach their end of year goal of 420 markets. Over the last 6 months AT&T has been rolling out LTE aggressively slowly catching up to Verizon’s 500+ LTE markets. Customers in LTE areas can expect to see 5-12Mbps download and 2-5Mbps upload on average and many report even faster speeds. After companies have most of their markets covered with LTE they can then start working on VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) to allow voice traffic in addition to data over LTE.