Smartphone users in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are expected to experience improved mobile internet coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment in the overall network by AT&T.
The company has completed upgrades to some 35 cell sites in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its South Florida mobile Internet network.
This additional spectrum is expected to improve connectivity and performance of Mobile Internet Data and Voice Connectivity.
The capacity upgrades involved adding new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to the cell sites. The additional capacity makes it possible for the sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile Internet data and voice connectivity.
The company touts the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 285 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. That’s coverage in 3,000 more 4G cities and towns. I recently spent two weeks in Costa Rica and even there I had 4G HSPA+ coverage. Not shabby at all.
The AT&T 4G LTE network delivers faster average download speeds than any of their competitors as noted in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests.
But back to South Florida, guys: The AT&T network’s radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of their 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the Internet, because your request isn’t traveling as far.
AT&T has deployed two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more smartphone customers, which means AT&T customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on 4G HSPA+, unlike competitors, where smartphone customers fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.
The local upgrades include Miami-Dade County; specifically North Miami Beach and Doral.
In Broward County, the capacity upgrades are benefiting the areas of Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Parkland and Pompano Beach.
And in Palm Beach County, the capacity upgrades are benefiting the areas of Boca Raton, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter.
That’s it for now, guys and gals. Have a great New Year and stay connected.