Cellular South Expands 3G

Cellular South has upgraded to 3G wireless service in 15 counties and 60 cities in the Mississippi Delta region.

“We know that our customers count on our network in every way and this expansion of high-speed data service will greatly enhance efforts to diversify the economy in this part of the state,” said Kevin Hankins, COO for Cellular South.

The news comes hard on the heels of the launch of a Cellular South 3G netbook.

With the new deployment, customers in 60 cities and 15 Mississippi Delta counties now experience faster uploads and downloads when connecting to the Internet and gain access to new mobile high-speed data services, including mobile video telephony, high-quality music and other multimedia applications, according to Tony Kent, chief technology officer for Cellular South.

Some of the larger cities in the Mississippi Delta with the new 3G coverage boost include Cleveland, Greenwood, Greenville, Belzoni, Indianola, Yazoo City, Leland and Grenada.

The Delta is the latest region to receive 3G high-speed data services from Cellular South. Earlier this year, 10 counties in southwest Mississippi, including the cities of Natchez, Brookhaven and McComb, received the 3G coverage boost along with Lauderdale County and the city of Meridian in east Mississippi.

In all, Cellular South has deployed 3G service in 78 cities across 26 counties in Mississippi during the second and third quarters this year. Coupled with earlier rollouts of its mobile broadband services that began in 2006 and have continued through 2008 in 80 cities and 25 counties, Cellular South 3G high-speed data service is now available in areas that reach two out of three Mississippians and in 29 of the state’s 30 largest cities.

“We’ve deployed 3G high-speed mobile broadband service faster and in more Mississippi markets than any other wireless carrier,” Kent said.

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