AT&T to bring "LTE 4G" in five major U.S. cities
In the past few months, AT&T telecommunication has stirred up its fresh wireless data network in five U.S. cities. The new data network offers 50 percent higher speed than the older version in few devices.
The latest biz reports reveal AT&T Inc. will start promotion of its new network in the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. AT&T is the landline phone company present in all the five cities.
The company’s network architecture and planning executive, Kris Rinne said Friday that it has no plans to sell a new data plan, it would rather provide its new "4G LTE" network as a perquisite with the existing plan.
AT&T’s high-speed "4G" network
Rinne revealed that the network will offer download speeds of 5 to 12 Megabits per second. The speed could download an elite DVD-class two-hour movie in just 15 mins.
AT&T’s new data network speeds are at the level of the speeds on Verizon's LTE network. Verizon launched its high speed service last year but provides its customers the network on separate data plans.
While, AT&T's former "4G" network offers maximum download speeds up to 6 megabits per second.
Again, Rinne brought to notice that LTE network’s upload speeds are considerably higher in comparison to normal 4G at around 2 to 5 megabits per second. He made public that the company will unveil an LTE-capable phone by the end of the year.
AT&T plans to buy T-Mobile
On the other hand, AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile at the bid of $39 billion has also made news.
The company declared that if regulators allow it to buy T-Mobile, it could spread its reach upto 97 percent of the U.S. population.
The company information says AT&T has relatively less radio spectrum available for LTE than Verizon and hence it would want to pull some of the spectrum from T-Mobile’s 3G and later transfer it to LTE.