Monday, May 24, 2010

AT&T Uses Wi-Fi to Boost Smartphone Coverage in Times Square

AT&T has launched a Wi-Fi hotzone in New York City's Times Square to provide an additional mobile broadband option in an area with consistently high 3G traffic and mobile data use. The company said it is considering deploying Wi-Fi in similar high-traffic sites across the country.

The AT&T hotspot is installed in the north central part of Times Square, near 7th Avenue between 45th and 47th Street, and can be accessed by AT&T smartphone, 3G LaptopConnect and broadband customers using any Wi-Fi enabled device at no additional charge.

"With this pilot AT&T Wi-Fi hotzone, we're examining new ways to combine our Wi-Fi and 3G networks to help ensure that AT&T customers in Times Square always have a fast mobile broadband connection to do what matters most to them," said John Donovan, AT&T chief technology officer.

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