LTE AT&T Network Rolling Out Summer, Ready for 4G iPhone
The 4G enabled iPhone is presumed to show its face in 2012, and it would appear that AT&T is laying the groundwork for the arrival of the 4G enabled iOS smartphone as AT&T has announced that during this summer they will deploy LTE to five cities.
According to an article over on TiPb, by way of the Wall Street Journal, AT&T have said they intend to speed up the deployment of their LTE network to catch up with rivals Verizon and Sprint and to underscore the importance of keeping pace with the LTE game.
Apparently the five cities that will initially get AT&T 4G LTE will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and is expected to roll out LTE to a further ten cities by the end of the year.
AT&T’s LTE rollout is quite modest when looking at Verizon’s rollout, but at least AT&T has finally entered the LTE arena, however still have a very long way to catch up with its rivals. We already know that Apple isn’t going to play the 4G card with their iPhone until hopefully next year and AT&T obviously doesn’t want to miss out on a 4G iPhone.
So the big question here is can AT&T catch up fast enough or the even bigger question is if Apple deliver 4G with the iPhone 6, will you opt to go with AT&T or Verizon, or for that matter is rumour turns out to be correct, Sprint?