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AT&T Answers the Need for Speed in The Big Apple

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Ironwalt, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Ironwalt

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    Press Release Source: AT&T Inc.


    AT&T Answers the Need for Speed in The Big Apple
    Monday November 26, 12:01 am ET
    Company Expands Wireless Broadband Network throughout Metropolitan New York to Deliver Supercharged Access to Mobile Applications and Interactive Content


    NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - News) has announced that customers who live and travel through New York City and northern New Jersey now have more options in how, when and where they can access the Internet, use e-mail or view a variety of entertainment services.

    With the addition of 200 third-generation (3G) cell sites, AT&T has expanded its mobile broadband network in Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Flatbush, Flushing, College Point, Bayside, Throggs Neck, Tremont, Fordham, City Island and Baychester. In New Jersey, the 3G network is also now available in Edgewater, Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne.

    These are just the latest enhancements to AT&T's New York-area 3G network, which was already available in Manhattan, parts of the Bronx and at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports. The 3G network can also be accessed along the Route 110 corridor and the Hamptons on Long Island; White Plains, N.Y.; Newark, Elizabeth, the Oranges, Morristown, Parsippany and in parts of Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey.

    Customers can also enjoy AT&T's mobile broadband services in Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station (NYC and Newark) and the 33rd Street Path Station in Manhattan.

    "We are staying ahead of the growing demand for fast, dependable wireless broadband access to feature-rich Internet content, such as streaming video," said Tom DeVito, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless unit in New York and New Jersey. "Our goal is to ensure that AT&T customers have the very best wireless experience possible -- which means unmatched coverage and quality of service."

    Over the past three years, the company has invested $1.2 billion in wireless network enhancements in New York and New Jersey to enhance coverage, add capacity and expand its 3G network. As of the end of the third quarter of 2007, the company spent an average of $1.1 million a day over the past three years in network enhancements in metropolitan New York and New Jersey. Nationally, AT&T has spent $18 billion on network upgrades.

    The 3G network also provides the simultaneous delivery of voice and data -- a capability not offered by all wireless providers. An example of a unique 3G service is AT&T's Video Share, which enables users to share live video over wireless phones while carrying on a voice call. For example, Video Share customers are able to participate on a conference call from their 3G device while they download a presentation or access the Internet.

    "Imagine the thrill of using your wireless phone to show grandparents in Florida their granddaughter taking her first steps in Bayridge or Bayonne," said DeVito. "That's the power of Video Share and the 3G network. It's another example of how advanced wireless services enhance our everyday lives."

    Benefits of the AT&T 3G Network

    AT&T's 3G network uses HSDPA/UMTS (High Speed Downlink Packet Access/Universal Mobile Telephone System) technology. The company's 3G network is also based on the GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communications) standard, the most widely used technology in the world. More than 2.6 billion people use wireless devices powered by GSM -- representing more than 85 percent of the world's wireless users. The company's wireless broadband network is available in more than 220 U.S. major metropolitan areas and is continuing to expand to additional markets. The 3G network is also available in almost every major country, so customers can use their handsets almost anywhere they go.

    When customers leave AT&T's growing 3G service footprint, they automatically convert to AT&T's EDGE (Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution) network without dropping the call or data connection. The company's EDGE network is the largest high speed wireless data network in the country and is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along 40,000 miles of highways and secondary roads.

    Customers who use a GSM phone, such as those offered by AT&T, can take their device with them when they travel abroad and benefit from worldwide access enabled by the GSM standard. AT&T subscribers have the ability to browse the Web and perform other data functions in more than 135 countries, and they can make a phone call in more than 190 countries and territories.

    Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at AT&T Corporate Information - News Room.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - News) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at Wireless, DSL Internet, satellite TV Services and Phone | AT&T.

    © 2007 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at AT&T Corporate Information - News Room




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    ""We are staying ahead of the growing demand for fast, dependable wireless broadband access to feature-rich Internet content, such as streaming video,""

    That's nonsense. They don't even have Long Island covered. Therefore, they are NOT staying ahead of the growing demand. Come on, even T-Mobile has 3G at my house!
     
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    They have it along Rt 110 for those poor people in the Hamptons :p
    Seriously though they have been turning them on like crazy by me here in NJ lately so they will.

    I will again state my theory behind the delay's, too much money put out for their merger with BellSouth caused them to have to slow down on the upgrades.

    T-Mobile is running 3G?
     
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    It just seems to me that the Long Island area would be a top priority in teh 3G rollout, but it seems to be on the bottom of a long list of things to do.

    As for T-Mobile, check this out: Short T-Mobile tower - This tower is in the corner of Barrett Park on the Valley Stream, Hewlett boarder. Constructed summer of 05. Cellular Phone Towers and Cell Site Pictures
     
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    I personally think they had to sort out the money before they could figure out how much they could spend on the rollout, they did a lot in a short time when you look at the bigger picture & I agree I would have thought 3G buildout would have been a higher priority.

    I saw that picture, but it's not live yet right? do they have the 1700Mhz phones out working on 3G?
    I am only asking since I didn't know if they had it up and running with compatiable phones yet.
     
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    Im not exactly sure if T-Mobiles 3G is up and running yet, but it will be any day now. I believe that they have an announcement coming up on Dec. 3rd about that. And I do think they have 2 phones currently that are capable of 3G.

    As for ATT, they have 3G running here in Buffalo, so why not Long Island. It dosen't make sense to me.
     
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