AT&T Poised to Activate 4G in Big Apple, L.A. Report

AT&T could activate its 4G network in two major U.S. cities in June and July, according to a report. A trusted source” told Intomobile that AT&T could activate its fourth-generation LTE network in the Big Apple as early as June 30.

The website also said that it received information indicating AT&T will activate its 4G network in Los Angeles on July 24.

AT&T, the second-largest U.S. mobile operator behind Verizon Wireless, has said it plans to deploy its 4G LTE network in the middle of the year. An AT&T spokesperson, McCall Butler, said she could not comment on the report because AT&T has not revealed specific plans for its LTE deployment.

However, AT&T has noted its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA will enable it to eventually bring the high-speed network to more than 97 percent of the U.S. population.

Verizon Wireless is ahead of its rival AT&T in the 4G race, and its high-speed network reached 38 major metropolitan areas and about 60 commercial airports in the United States at the end of last year.

The nations largest wireless operator plans to bring 4G LTE to an additional 140 markets by the end of 2011.

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