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AT&T 4G LTE Expands in Austin

More customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

Austin, Texas, April 25, 2012

AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network in Austin, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Austin on January 5, 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.

AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes San Marcos and Kyle, creating continuous coverage along the IH-35 corridor from San Antonio through Austin. The expansion also covers cities north of Austin through Jerrel.

AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, including:

  • 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 first LTE Windows Phone 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’ve 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 to deliver a better network experience.

“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast LTE speeds to more areas of South Texas,” said Chris Penrose, vice president and general manager, AT&T South Texas.

AT&T’s 4G Network

AT&T plans to continue to expand its 4G LTE footprint in South Texas over the coming months.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering nearly 260 million people. According to recent third-party speed tests by PCWorld, AT&T 4G LTE speeds are faster than the competition. Testing in 13 cities showed that AT&T’s deployment of 4G LTE and HSPA+ technologies delivered faster download speeds than any other carrier tested.

Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required.  Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.