networking updates

AT&T lighting up 12 new 4G LTE markets this week

Well, it looks like the folks at AT&T are starting to realize they need to begin cranking out the updates for their 4G LTE network. Being way behind Verizon's rollout is one thing, but taking forever to add more is another. Today they've announced an additional 12 markets will see 4G LTE speeds starting Sunday, April 8th.

AT&T to provide free WiFi zones and boost network in Indianapolis for Super Bowl

Recently reports suggest Verizon spent an upwards of $69 million to boost their network in preparation for the big game, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. They've been getting all the airtime but they aren't the only ones going big for my favorite day of the year. AT&T has made huge improvements in downtown Indianapolis for the visitors not to mention huge increases around the stadium. AT&T is aiming to offer their subscribers the perfect day full of football, beer, and a few signal bars too.

Verizon rolling out Voice over LTE in 2013

New reports have recently appeared regarding Verizon and their VoLTE services. What this offers is voice over their 4G LTE networks, something that currently isn't available. Verizon's ever expanding 4G LTE network is for data only and all voice calls are placed on their extremely wide 3G cellular networks.

T-Mobile upgrades HSPA+ 4G in 11 more cities

Despite sticking with the older HSPA+ standard with no LTE plans in sight, T-Mobile continues to upgrade its existing network with commendable regularity. Today the carrier announced that 11 new cities will be getting the doubled speed standard that others have been enjoying for some time: Bend, Medford and Corvallis, Oregon, Benton Harbor, Michigan, Bloomington, Champaign–Urbana and Springfield, Illinois, Columbus, Georgia, Hagerstown, Maryland, Montgomery, Alabama and Yuba City, California.

Verizon 4G LTE keeps getting stronger, 21 new markets coming in October

We've said AT&T has their work cut out for them regarding 4G LTE a few times and this is just one more confirmation that it's true. Verizon is showing zero signs of slowing down their impressive roll-out of 4G LTE. They have been steadily adding 15-25 new markets every month or so since their LTE networks first launched and they seem to be continuing the extremely fast pace of integration.
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