Expanded 4G LTE Coverage, New Cell Sites and Boosted Capacity Drive Improved Customer Experience
AT&T invested more than $7 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.
AT&T has made nearly 6,300 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Texas during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.
Since 2011, AT&T launched 4G LTE in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Waco. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smart phones and tablets.
The AT&T 4G LTE network has been nationally recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G LTE delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its North American Mobile Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row in 2012.
“In Texas, AT&T’s investments in the wireless and wire line networks are helping to spur job creation and build a more dynamic economy for our state. It’s crucial for Texas and
its leaders to put the state at the forefront of this 21st century tech economy through smart public policy that encourages continued, robust investment in the technology and innovation that is transforming lives and businesses. Mobile and broadband network investment drives every sector of the economy forward, including health care, education, manufacturing, energy and transportation,” said Dave Nichols, President, AT&T Texas.