AT&T Plans Fast 4G Wireless Rollout

by admin April 6, 2008 at 7:12 am

AT&T’s wireless operation plans to move its infrastructure to Long Term Evolution, a high-speed standard that many service providers are expected to adopt.

AT&T (NYSE: T) is betting that its relative freedom to operate without onerous FCC oversight will let it deploy advanced-generation mobile phone communications relatively quickly. AT&T and Verizon Wireless were the big winners in the recent FCC auction of spectrum in the 700-MHz band.

When the FCC gag order forbidding public discussion of 700 MHz auction results was lifted Thursday night, AT&T reported that the 700-MHz spectrum in the C block acquired from Aloha Partners last fall, combined with prime B block spectrum acquired in the FCC auction, will help it quickly roll out its nationwide fourth-generation wireless network.

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