AT&T may be a little behind the curve when it comes to 4G LTE. Especially considering Verizon Wireless announced on October 25th that they were WAY ahead of schedule with their 4G/LTE network.
At AT&T’s developer conference during CES in January, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega, laid out a 2 part strategy for 4G. The first part involved HSPA+ which is the same 4G technology that T-Mobile uses and dubs “America’s largest 4G network”. AT&T was aggressive with HSPA+ phones debuting 3 at the developer conference and rolling them all out in the months immediately following.
A few months back they soft launched their 4G/LTE network with five markets and today they are adding Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, Boston Massachusetts, Indianapolis Indiana and Athens Georgia. Yeah, no one is quite sure about Athens…
So if you live in one of those cities or Atlanta Georgia, San Antonio Texas, Houston Texas, Dallas Texas or Chicago Illinois, than you’re in business.
There is already a usb modem, a 4G LTE hotspot and the Jetstream available for AT&T’s 4G/LTE network as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid launching today.