AT&T looking to upgrade networks

6 Jan 2010

According to a report by Reuters, a top AT&T Inc executive has stated that the company needs to improve the quality of its wireless services in areas such as New York City and San Francisco if it wishes to remain competitive. John Stankey, AT&T head of operations, said that the company had made some improvements to its cellular networks in 2009 but planned for more upgrades this year to accommodate faster mobile data services. The telco plans to complete the deployment of the 3.5G HSPA 7.2 standard in 25 of the country’s 30 largest markets this year, and expects the upgrade to be in place across 90% of its 3G footprint by the end of 2011. AT&T also plans to begin Long Term Evolution (LTE) trials this year, before commercially launching the 4G standard in 2011.

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