AT&T recently announced it invested more than $3.8 billion in its New Jersey wireless and wireline networks from 2008 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks.
During 2011, AT&T made more than 2,275 wireless network upgrades in four key categories in the Garden State including:
- Activating nearly 20 new cell sites or towers to improve network coverage.
- Deploying faster fiber-optic connections to more than 1,050 cell sites. Combined with HSPA+ technology, these deployments enable 4G speeds**.
- Adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency to cell sites – like adding lanes to a highway – with the addition of more than 1,175 of these layers, or “carriers”.
- Upgrading nearly 20 cell sites to provide fast mobile broadband speeds.
“Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers,” said Tom DeVito vice president and general manager, AT&T New Jersey and New York. “The ongoing investment we’re making in the Garden State is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers.”
CNN Money recently recognized AT&T for enhancing its wireless network. Last year, AT&T completed 150,000 network enhancements across the country, more than triple the year before, giving customers more capacity and faster speeds, as well as improving 3G dropped-call performance by 25 percent.