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AT&T planning 4G rollout for 2011

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
News Categories: Digital Media

Kris Rinne, AT&T’s senior vice president of architecture and planning, said the company hopes to have its Long Term Evolution (LTE) fourth-generation network available by 2011. AT&T had previously said it stay with current HSPA technology for as long as possible, but Rinne, speaking at the Mobile World Congress, said the company is currently looking for LTE vendors. It plans LTE trials in 2010, and hopes to have services commercially available by mid-2011. Verizon is already conducting limited trials of LTE technology.

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Comments

1

The heck with 4G, when are they gonna finish rolling out 3G?

Posted by Paul on February 18, 2009 at 8:12 AM (PDT)

2

2011? Sounds like 2009 will be the year for original iPhone buyers to upgrade, then again in 2011. Perhaps the iPhone will have a 2 year design cycle with annual refreshes.

Posted by jiji on February 18, 2009 at 8:34 AM (PDT)

3

Will they ever upgrade the speed of 2G to match the intro of a faster 4G?

Posted by KC on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM (PDT)

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