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AT&T Rings in New Year with Mobile Broadband Capacity Upgrades to More Than 50 South Florida Cell Sites

Additional Spectrum Expected to Improve Connectivity and Performance of Mobile Broadband Data and Voice Connectivity

Miami, Florida, January 16, 2012

South Florida Customers are expected to experience improved mobile broadband  voice and data performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T. The company announced today that it has added additional mobile broadband capacity to 53 cell sites in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its local mobile broadband network.

The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to cell sites to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The additional capacity allows cell sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile broadband data and voice connectivity.

“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of the South Florida community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said Carlos Blanco, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for South Florida..

The areas benefitting from the capacity upgrades include Opalocka, Carol City, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall, Homestead, and Florida City in Miami-Dade County; Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, North Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Sea Ranch Lakes, Oakland Park, Lauderdale Lakes, Sunrise, Tamarac, Lauderhill, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Margate, Pompano Beach, and Hillsboro Beach in Broward County; and Wellington, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Lake Park, and Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach County.

“We want to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers,” said Marshall Criser, III, AT&T Florida president. “The ongoing investment we’re making in Florida is designed to increase coverage, reliability and provides advanced services for our customers so they can do more with their wireless devices.” 

AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries.

AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 29,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

AT&T recently launched "Focus: Miami-Fort Lauderdale” which provides visitors a peek into AT&T's wireless network enhancements made since the beginning of the year. Enhancements include new cell sites, broadband speed upgrades, capacity upgrades and network connection upgrades. The site also provides a map of area AT&T stores, a map of area Wi-Fi hotspots, useful tips, a localized Twitter handle and device reviews. You can visit the site at http://focus.att.com/miami.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in South Florida or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.

For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.