AT&T’s 4G LTE Launches Today
DALLAS, USA – The first five AT&T 4G LTE markets will be switched on today, marking a change of era for the popular carrier.
In May, AT&T said they would be launching LTE services in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. This number is supposed to increase by 15 markets by the year-end. What really gets AT&T in the driver seat is that the network has already launched LTE devices in the market under its portfolio. Alongside, AT&T said that HSPA+ USB Modem and the USBConnect Adrenaline from LG could be upgraded to LTE via a software update.
In addition, the company recently launched its first LTE tablet, the HTC Jetstream, for $700 with a two-year contract or $850 without a contract. The carrier also plans to launch its first LTE mobile device by year-end.
The strongest competition to AT&T comes from Verizon’s 4G LTE, who launched LTE services way back in December 2010, and it is now said to cover over 160 million PoPs, which is more than 50% of the U.S population.
4G LTE connectivity brings in path-breaking speeds of 72Mbps+ and this is what will redefine mobile connectivity, with more feature-rich handsets expected to launch in early 2012.