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4G LTE Mobile Broadband Speeds Expand to New Orleans

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

New Orleans, Louisiana, May 17, 2012

AT&T* has turned on its 4G LTE network in the greater New Orleans region, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Customers on both the Northshore and the Southshore now have access to the benefits provided by AT&T 4G LTE, 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 HTC One™ X, Samsung Focus® 2 (available May 20), 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 have 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 deliver a better network experience.

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network on both the Northshore and the Southshore responds to what customers want from their mobile experience —faster service on the best devices,” said Sonia Perez, President, AT&T Louisiana. “We are committed to providing our customers with the technology they are demanding.”

“Having access to the newest technologies will continue to drive economic development on the Northshore,” said State Representative John Schroder. “The availability of 4G LTE will allow my constituents to communicate faster than ever.”

“With New Orleans hosting so many high profile events over the next year, having reliable, fast mobile Internet service will be very important,” said State Representative Jared Brossett. “It is great news that 4G LTE is now available to consumers in the area as more and more people rely on their mobile devices to do business and live their lives on the go.”

AT&T’s 4G Network

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 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 combination 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.