AT&T LTE Boasts Killer Speeds

AT&Ts new fourth-generation network is mighty fast.

AT&Ts LTE network in Houston  is even speedier than that of AT&Ts most fierce competitor: Verizon Wireless, a junior analyst, David Pierce, found.

In eight rounds of testing, the site found that AT&Ts network averaged out with download speeds of roughly 24 Mbps and peaked at 42.85 Mbps the fastest cellular connection the website had ever observed.

Dallas-based AT&T on Sunday introduced its 4G LTE network in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas.

The company hasnt yet introduced a 4G smartphone, although AT&T does offer a few devices that support its enhanced network, including the HTC Jetstream Tablet.

AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless operator, plans to offer its 4G service to 70 million Americans by the end of the year.

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon Wireless is ahead of AT&T in the 4G race and revealed last month that its LTE network already reaches more than half of the U.S. population. The nations largest mobile operator offers 11 LTE-devices, including the Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone. Last week, Verizon Wireless rolled out 4G to 26 additional markets and promised speeds of 5-12 Mbps on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink.

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