Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
AT&T to launch 4G network in Salt Lake City this year
Data » LTE technology is up to 10 times faster than 3G systems for cellphones and tablets.
First Published May 01 2012 07:32 am • Last Updated Nov 14 2012 02:11 pm

AT&T announced it would roll out its 4G LTE cellphone data network later this year in Salt Lake City to compete with Verizon’s similar LTE network, which already is turned on in Utah.

The 4G LTE technology allows mobile devices such as cellphones and computer tablets to transmit and receive data up to 10 times faster than older 3G networks. It is on these networks that users can surf the Web, stream music and movies, and download apps and songs.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"We’re excited to bring Salt Lake City all that 4G LTE has to offer. Our teams will be working hard across the city toward our upcoming launch," Jenifer Robertson, vice president and general manager for AT&T’s Rocky Mountain Region, said in a statement.

The carrier is using a faster form of 3G technology called HSPA that is compatible with only a certain number of devices, including the latest iPhone 4S. Meanwhile, Verizon’s LTE network was launched in Salt Lake City last June and was expanded to areas in and around Ogden last April.

AT&T’s 4G LTE network is available in 35 U.S. markets.

AT&T would not say more specifically when the network would be turned on in Salt Lake City or how far the network would extend beyond the city. But a critical time for the launch will be at least by the summer and before the launch of the new iPhone, either in June, July or the fall. Speculation is that the new iPhone will be compatible with 4G LTE networks, especially now that the new third generation of the iPad, which was launched last March, is compatible with 4G networks.

vince@sltrib.com

Google+: +Vincent Horiuchi




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.