New LTE Distributed Antenna System Provides Additional Wireless Capacity for Customers
BOSTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T* has expanded its mobile Internet coverage at the TD Garden in Boston by completing the installation of a new 4G LTE-capable Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to serve customers throughout the facility.
A DAS installation consists of several strategically-placed antennas that distribute AT&T's wireless network coverage throughout the Garden, providing for more efficient management of wireless capacity in heavily-trafficked areas.
"We know that reliable wireless coverage at the TD Garden is very important to Boston sports and music fans, who want to text and post social media updates while attending events," said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England. "We want our customers to have a great network experience, and providing enhanced wireless coverage at the Garden is just one way that we're investing in Boston."
"The TD Garden is committed to providing the best experience for our fans, and are fortunate to have AT&T share this vision," said Amy Latimer, senior vice president of sales and marketing, TD Garden. "Between this project and other planned technology enhancements, we are excited for our fans to benefit from this collaboration."
The TD Garden improvements are part of AT&T's continuing investment in Boston and Massachusetts. AT&T invested more than $475 million in its Massachusetts wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011, with a focus on improving the company's mobile internet coverage and overall performance of its networks. In 2011, AT&T made nearly 745 wireless network upgrades in the greater Boston area. Plus, AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Boston in November 2011, providing mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G**.
AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile Internet networks, devices and applications. AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.
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 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 nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 225,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. 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.
*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.
**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
***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.
Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
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