AT&T Invests Over $700 Million to Enhance Services for Customers

AT&T Invests Over $700 Million to Enhance Services for Customers

AT&T invested more than $700 million in its Oklahoma wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.

AT&T has made more than 750 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Oklahoma during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.

“We know our customers depend on us for fast, reliable mobile Internet connections at home, work and everywhere in between,” says Steve Gray, AT&T vice president general manager. “Delivering for our Oklahoma customers is a top priority and our ongoing investment here is designed to deliver a superior mobile Internet experience, encompassing speed, coverage and reliability.”

AT&T launched 4G in the Oklahoma City area in 2011 and in the Tulsa area in 2012. AT&T 4G is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets.

The AT&T 4G network has been nationally recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its North American Mobile Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row in 2012.

“Across Oklahoma, this robust investment in the AT&T wireless and wireline networks is important to spurring the economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks help create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety, and virtually every other economic sector,” says Bryan Gonterman, president, AT&T Oklahoma.
Planned Investment to Expand Reach of Wireless and Wired Broadband:

AT&T recently launched Project Velocity IP (), a three-year investment initiative to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks. As part of Project , AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells. Through this initiative, the company plans to:
• Expand 4G to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
• Expand the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75 percent of customer locations in its wired service area by year-end 2015
• Expand the AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business locations by year-end 2015

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Oklahoma or anywhere in the U.S., consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, code or landmark. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

Updated 03-27-2013

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