AT&T has expanded its Boston-area 4G LTE network to communities in the MetroWest, North Shore and South Shore areas, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Boston in November 2011, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.
AT&T 4G LTEcoverage now includes communities in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Plymouth counties.
LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the HTC One X, Samsung Focus 2, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Pantech Element tablet.
LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you''ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.
In addition, AT&T also announced the launch of its 4G LTE network in the greater Worcester area.