AT&T is a leader in telecommunication services, including cell phones, wireless, U-verse, digital TV, high speed internet, DSL, home phone, and bundled services.
AT&T 4G To Be At Par With Verizon In 2014
AT&T will roll out its 4G network in the second half of 2011. Verizon would have a huge head start and AT&T said that it would need at least three years to be able to catch up with its rival. AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega gave out these words at the All Things D D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verde, California.
This is a shocking admission from a company whose network has been criticized for poor service. AT&T lost its exclusive rights to the Apple iPhone. De la Vega pointed out that even though Verizon acquired iPhone, AT&T still managed to get break its iPhone sales record during the first quarter of 2011.
AT&T Mobility will launch its 4G LTE network in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. The company plans to cover 97 percent of the United States. Verizon also plans to have its 4G network to cover 97 to 98 percent of the nation.
The AT&T CEO also defended his company’s merger with T-Mobile. Sprint already filed an objection to the merger and critics speculate on whether Sprint has a point in claiming that the merger would kill it and a duopoly will emerge in the wireless sector.