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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

4G World: AT&T – an LTE Tortoise

Source: Unstrung
AT&T Inc. may appear to be behind in deploying Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, but a senior VP speaking at the show this morning insisted that slow and steady will win the race.

Verizon Wireless expects to launch its first two LTE markets sometime early in 2010. MetroPCS Inc. said Tuesday that it is now planning an initial launch in the second half of 2010.

And AT&T? Kris Rinne, SVP of architecture and planning, said in her keynote this morning that AT&T will begin trials of the technology next year with initial commercial launches planned for 2011. There's more to an LTE launch than just deploying a network, she told the crowd.

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