With all kinds of new mobile devices being announced at MWC 2014 and 4G LTE starting to push down into the mid-tier market, AT&T took the opportunity to announce the expansion of 4G LTE service to thirteen new countries around the globe. Outside of the U.S., AT&T already offered LTE data roaming in Canada and the U.K. AT&T said in their announcement that they are expanding their footprint to the following countries:
Google is looking to expand its Glass Explorer program, which provides thousands of developers with the option to own their very own pair of Google Glass.
Although Glass isn’t expected to be available on the consumer market until 2014, Google is ramping up production on the devices anyway, with a possible upcoming dispatch of more Glass units into its Explorer program in the coming months.
How will Google make these extra Glass units available, you ask? According to the Financial Times, existing Glass owners “will be able to invite a limited number of friends to buy the device.”
AT&T announced today plans to add at least 50 new markets to their 4G LTE network before the end of 2013. Once the additional sites light up, AT&T will cover more than 400 markets and about 270 million people.
You can check out the full list in the press release after the break.
AT&T continues its assault on the 4G LTE market as today, the carrier named 7 new markets that they’ll be firing up their service in. It seems that AT&T is getting closer to their end-of-year goal, as each time they announce new markets, the regions seem to be smaller and smaller each time (with the exception of Warren County, NJ and Mount Vernon, Ohio.) If you live in one of the following regions, you should be able to get 4G on your device today. Check out the full list below:
- Minot, North Dakota
- Warren County, New Jersey
- Visalia-Porterville, California
- Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota
- Jackson County, Georgia
- Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
- Mount Vernon, Ohio
Expect more and more announcements to come in the near-future— AT&T’s still got a lot of work to do, and they’ll be sure to update us throughout the process.
Source: Android Central
AT&T continues to increase its LTE coverage around the U.S. as part of its goal to reach most of the nation’s populace by year’s end. Today, the company launched its network in 9 new markets, listed below:
- New Bedford, Massachusetts
- Gallup, New Mexico
- Rio Grande Valley, Texas
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
- Providence and Kent Counties, Rhode Island
- Logan, Ohio
- Tri-Cities, Washington
- Salinas, California
Expect more updates on AT&T’s expansion of their LTE network in the future as they continue to blanket their 3G footprint.
Just last week we let you guys know that AT&T was expanding LTE coverage in 9 regions and adding 17 new regions. It looks like AT&T is at it again, as they activated towers in the last few days, adding a total of 16 new markets. With the new market additions, they’re on pace with their plan to reach 250 million Americans with LTE coverage by the end of the year. They’re currently at 200 million.
T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray announced enhanced coverage for the carrier’s network in 14 metro areas. This final announcement caps off a year in which T-Mobile commenced a $4 billion investment in infrastructure. During 2012 T-Mobile’s network expansion has resulted in coverage for an additional 100 million people.
AT&T announced today they were lighting up several new locations with their 4G LTE network. The new locations include:
- Detroit (metro)
Along with these new cities, AT&T also expanded the existing network in Miami-Dade County. Readers with 4G LTE compatible devices can now enjoy the faster speeds of 4G in these locations.
Verizon continues to march toward their goal of having 400 markets with 4G LTE access before the end of 2012. They are very close to reaching their goal as they announced today the official addition of 34 new markets. Along with these new markets, Verizon is expanding their 4G LTE service in 38 existing markets. With these additions, Verizon is now up to 371 markets with 4G LTE capability, more 4G coverage “than all other U.S. wireless providers combined” and they claim to now cover 75% of the US population. Hit the break for the full press release from Verizon Wireless, including the list of cities.
Last month we heard about Verizon’s plans to expand its LTE network even further. Until today, we didn’t know exactly which areas were going to receive coverage and many readers were hoping they would be next. If you are still without access to the nations largest 4G network, then you might want to pay attention to the following list. Today, Verizon issued a press release and says they are flipping the switch and expanding coverage on Thursday, Dec. 15th, in these locations:
- Dover, Del.
- Lafayette, Ind.
- Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass.
- Duluth, the Rochester area and St. Cloud, Minn.
- Manchester/Nashua, N.H.
- Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
- Findlay/Tiffin and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio
- Indiana, Pa
- San Diego and San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
- Savannah, Ga.
- Chicagoland, Ill.
- Baltimore and Hagerstown, Md
At just over a year old, Verizon’s 4G network will reach up to 190 markets as of tomorrows expansion. Pretty good compared to the other carriers 4G coverage. Jump past the break if you want to read the full press release.