Sprint Plays Catch-Up with AT&T 4G LTE


AT&T has launched its fastest wireless network speed, 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution), in 11 additional markets, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Today’s announcement makes AT&T 4G LTE available to the company’s subscribers in a total of 26 markets covering 74 million consumers. 

“We’re building a 4G LTE network that’s blazing fast, and we offer dual layers of 4G technologies to provide customers with a more consistent speed experience,” said John Stankey, President and Chief Executive Officer—AT&T Business Solutions, at Citi’s 22nd Annual Global Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference in San Francisco. “Our network, together with our unsurpassed 4G device portfolio and innovative applications, will give our customers an industry-leading mobile broadband experience.”[more]

The new markets where AT&T 4G LTE is now available are: New York City metro area, Austin, Chapel Hill, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. The expansion adds to 15 AT&T 4G LTE markets launched in 2011: Athens, Ga.; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Oklahoma City; San Antonio; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, D.C.

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today announced the company’s first markets for Sprint 4G LTE and 3G network upgrades by the end of June: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. 

In time for its 2012 Developer Summit, AT&T released this video highlighting the tech innovation highlighted at its 2011 developer events, including Fast Pitches, Hackathons and more; and below that, watch AT&T’s new commerical touting its unlimited messaging offer.