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AT&T Enhances Mobile Broadband Coverage in Cincinnati Area
Dec 08, 2011 (02:12 PM EST)
New Antennas Provide Additional Wireless Capacity Downtown, near Airport, in Mason
CINCINNATI, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T* today announced that it has expanded its mobile broadband coverage in downtown Cincinnati, near the area's major commercial airport in Hebron, Ky., and in the Mason, Ohio area by completing the installation of new antennas at eight cell sites in these locations to serve customers throughout these areas.
The antenna installations provide additional antennas, receivers, signal processors and power sources at the cell sites to double the capacity of each site location, providing for more efficient management of wireless capacity in heavily-trafficked areas. The additional capacity is expected to help improve call reliability and enable more consistent network access to help customers make the most of their AT&T devices.
"We want you to have an extraordinary experience whether you're making a phone call, sharing videos and photos with friends, checking the latest scores, or keeping your business mobile on your AT&T device," said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. "Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere. We're investing in a combination of technologies right here in the Cincinnati area to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for all our customers."
AT&T Ohio president Tom Pelto agreed, adding, "This enhancement is in addition to the 50 new cell sites we've activated, the 130 we've upgraded, and the 360 sites where we've added capacity in Ohio this year." AT&T invested more than $200 million in its Ohio wireless and wireline networks in the first half of 2011.
AT&T is an industry pioneer in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. The company's recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand its network. If approved, this deal means that AT&T will be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from its current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent.
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 29,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. As of October 2011, AT&T offers more than 240 hotspots in the Cincinnati area. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's mobile broadband coverage in Cincinnati or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit an AT&T Coverage Viewer.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit our AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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SOURCE AT&T Inc.