AT&T To Put $2 Billion Into Network

February 1, 2010

(ChattahBox) – AT&T has officially stated that they will be putting $2 billion more into their network to prepare for the demands of new generation smartphones running on 3G networks.

This two billion is on top of the $16 to $17 billion they usually dedicate to upgrades per year.

According to Chief Operating Officer John Stankey, AT&T will be adding a full 2,000 more cell sites to their existing network, giving their service a boost to meet the demand by increasing traffic.

They will also be launching tests for their new 4G network in an attempt to compete with Verizon, using LTE.

They hope the service will be released in 2011 for its’ first generation wave, with addition advances in time for the 2012 market.

While most areas will benefit from this change, the real benefits will be seen by those in large cities, where traffic surges and zoning problems make it difficult to keep connectivity consistent.

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One Response to “AT&T To Put $2 Billion Into Network”

  1. Old Man Dotes on February 1st, 2010 1:10 pm

    Only $2 billion? That’s, what, about 10 minutes of iPhone dropped calls?

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