Mobile phone carrier AT&T has recently expanded its 4G LTE network to three new markets in the United States, namely New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Naples.
Through this expansion, the operator is capable of providing more users with access to the latest generation of wireless network technology, including faster data transfer speeds, new devices and faster response time.
Currently, AT&T’s 4G services cover more than 260 million people in the country. The company is operating both a 4G LTE network and an HSPA+-based one.
According to AT&T, its services are much faster than what competitors have to offer at the moment, and they also offer connectivity to more areas in the US.
The carrier is also focused on the expansion of its 4G LTE infrastructure, and the launch in these three new markets comes as a proof of that.
Some of the main benefits that AT&T’s LTE network has to offer include: Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the HTC One X, Samsung Focus 2 (available May 20), Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Pantech Element tablet.
Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you have sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and deliver a better network experience.
At the same time, AT&T notes that users benefit from great data speeds even when traveling outside the LTE
The carrier’s 4G LTE-enabled handsets, tablets and WiFi hotspots come with support for its HSPA+ network as well, so that they would deliver a consistent experience in more areas in the United States.
AT&T claims that more and more users express interest in its 4G LTE network, including those in the Northshore and the Southshore in New Orleans, as well as people in Baton Rouge or those living in Naples. More info on the carrier’s LTE network can be found on its website