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Telco keeps next-gen mobe broadband promise

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US carrier AT&T has announced six new markets for its LTE network, which is currently spreading like wildfire across the country, in an attempt to catch up with rivals Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Charlotte and San Juan in Puerto Rico will all see the launch of LTE on 20 November, the telco said in a statement.

AT&T only started offering LTE-enabled phones at the start of this month, but now that it is in the game, it's full steam ahead for the company. Competitor Verizon Wireless started rolling out its LTE network last year, so the firm has a bit of catching up to do.

Both Sprint and Verizon Wireless have been referring to their high(er)-speed mobile broadband networks as 4G, which of course they're not really – but whatever they call it, their slick marketing has left AT&T looking like it's not on the cutting edge of technology, despite it labelling its HSPA+ network 4G as well.

Now the telco is pushing out its own LTE network and ramping up its LTE offerings. As well as the six new locations for the network, AT&T also announced its second LTE-enabled tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, also out on 20 November.

The new cities mean the carrier has met its goal of expanding the LTE network to 15 markets by the end of this year. ®

An earlier version of this story inferred that Sprint's "4G" network was based on LTE, but their service is currently based on WiMAX. Sprint plans to begin deploying LTE in mid-2012.

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