AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Portland Customers In Time For Holiday
Devices And Deals
Additional Cell Sites Upgraded to 4G LTE as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in
Local Wireless Network
TUALATIN, Ore., Nov. 21, 2012
TUALATIN, Ore., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --With the busiest shopping season
of the year for consumer technology gadgets starting this Friday, AT&T* today
announced that it has enhanced its 4G LTE coverage throughout the Portland
area. As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE
rollout, AT&Thas upgraded more than a dozen mobile Internet cell sites in
Beaverton, Milwaukie, Portland, Ridgefield, Tigard and Tualatin to expand AT&T
4G LTE coverage for area residents.
AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and
provides several benefits for local residents, including faster mobile
Internet speeds -- up to 10 times faster than 3G -- improved performance and
innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.
To take advantage of the faster speeds, AT&T is offering several
LTE-compatible devices this holiday season, including new AT&T 4G LTE
smartphones and tablets, such as the Sony Xperia™ TL, LG Optimus G™, Samsung
Galaxy S III, Motorola ATRIX™ HD, HTC One™ X, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy
Note™ II, HTC One™ X+, Samsung ATIV smart PC and ASUS VivoTab™ RT.
"The 2012 holiday shopping campaign, more than ever, is about technology,
connectivity, and mobile devices," said Mike Maxwell, AT&T's Vice
President/General Manager. "We want to provide an enhanced customer
experience for everyone seeking the hottest holiday devices this season, and
our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we're
accomplishing that. "We're working to build a 4G network that's smarter and
better to provide our customers with a superior mobile Internet experience."
AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Portland in September this
year. The new cell sites are one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to expand 4G
LTE coverage and to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation's
best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for customers.
AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in the nation's largest 4G
network, covering more than 285 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a
more consistent user experience. That's coverage in 3,000 more 4G cities and
towns than Verizon.** Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download
speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed
AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G***, as
well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. Our
network's radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites,
instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between
the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G
LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed
across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the
Internet, because your request isn't traveling as far.
AT&T has deployed two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more
smartphone customers, which means AT&T customers can get 4G speeds outside of
4G LTE areas on 4G HSPA+, unlike competitors, where smartphone customers fall
back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.
AT&T's focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes
beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the
nation's largest Wi-Fi network**** including more than 31,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot
Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers across the
country. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national
Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against
customers' monthly wireless data plans.
AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize
multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums,
convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional
coverage methods are challenging.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than $115 billion into operations
and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced our wireless
and wired networks. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S.
economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive
Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**4G speeds not available everywhere. Comparison based on U.S. cities and
towns with 4G coverage.
***Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE,
or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing.
Compatible device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares4G LTE
download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of
ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
****Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
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