Tuesday, February 5, 2008

AT&T Expands 3G Rollout to Additional 80 Cities

AT&T will expand the deployment of its 3G service to more than 80 additional cities in the U.S. during 2008. This will make the AT&T 3G service available in nearly 350 U.S. markets by the end of 2008, including all of the top 100 U.S. cities. The 3G initiative will include the roll out of more than 1,500 additional cell sites nationwide.

Other plans for the new year include completion of the nation's first High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)-enabled network by the middle of the year. The AT&T 3G network now delivers typical downlink speeds ranging between 600 and 1,400 Kbps, as well as faster uplink speeds, ranging from 500 and 800 Kbps. The faster uplink speeds allow AT&T's HSUPA-enabled laptop users to more quickly send large files and take full advantage of the latest interactive Internet and business applications.

AT&T said the deployment of HSUPA this year is the next step in its network evolution. A further evolution toward HSPA+ and LTE technologies is expected in the years to come.http://www.att.com