BROOKLYN, Mich., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands of people converge at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS), AT&T is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience at the event.
The company has deployed its cells on wheels (COWs) to accommodate expected increased wireless network demands from high concentrations of smartphone users attending races at MIS. The augmentations will help improve reliability and data speeds for the event.
The temporary enhancement is part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to prepare for and provide the best possible mobile experience during special events like the races held at the MIS.
"Events like the races held at MIS generate memorable experiences that our customers will want to share with friends and family through text messages, photos, status updates on social networks and calls from their mobile devices," said Brian Ducharme, vice president and general manager, AT&T Michigan and Indiana.
AT&T's mobile data 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 broadest 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 offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 130 countries.
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