AT&T has agreed to purchase spectrum licenses in the Lower 700 MHz frequency band from Qualcomm for $1.925 billion.
MetroPCS launched LTE services in Las Vegas in September this year and became first USA operator to offer commercial LTE services.
T-Mobile says that it's HSPA+-Enabled 4G Network Now Reaches Over 75 Metropolitan Markets throughout the United States.
AT&T has announced LTE and HSPA+ upgradable modems, USBConnect Adrenaline from LG will be LTE-capable while the USBConnect Shockwave from Sierra Wireless will offer HSPA+ connectivity.
AT&T plans to launch its LTE network around the middle of next year and will cover some 70-75 million people by the end of 2011.
AT&T wants more spectrum for Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) to meet increasing data traffic demand according to a blog by Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory
AT&T has chosen Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Juniper Networks as its Domain Suppliers for IP/MPLS/Ethernet/Evolved Packet Core equipment needed for its IP-based network.
AT&T and Verizon have joined Wireless Broadband Alliance (â€œWBAâ€), a group dedicated to global Wireless Broadband roaming for public Wi-Fi networks.
It has been a long wait for another commercial LTE launch after last year's TeliaSonera launch.
As Sprint launches America's first 4G phone today (see my prvious blog What to expect from Sprint HTC Evo 4G?
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