Customers use mobile devices to surf the Internet, monitor business operations while on the road and access video through a wireless Internet connection. In all of these ways and more, we give customers the freedom to choose when, where and how they communicate. To that end, we are focused on three key areas in our wireless business.
we continue to expand and improve our networks. We offer the United States' largest digital voice and data network, covering 290 million people.
We offer the most open and widely available wireless technology, GSM, which is used by 2.7 billion people around the world. And we offer the largest international roaming footprint of any U.S. carrier.
Today, we're taking the industry's most expansive and capable network and making it faster as we aggressively expand our third-generation, or 3G, network to deliver downlink speeds of between 600 and 1,400 kilobits per second. By the end of 2008, this high-velocity 3G capability will be available in nearly 350 major U.S. metropolitan areas, including all of the nation's 100 largest cities.