AT&T Planning To Spend $17-$18 Billion On Network Enhancements

Posted Sep 10, 2009

AT&T announced that they will be rolling out plans for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology in six major cities.  Those 6 cities include Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, L.A., and Miami.  The initial service will be rolled out by the end of the year.

?Our deployment of HSPA 7.2 and supporting backhaul connectivity will enable our customers to continue to ride the leading edge of emerging devices and thousands of mobile applications,? stated AT&T Operations President and CEO John Stankey. ?Our network is based on the predominant technology platform used by operators worldwide and has been tested by today?s most popular devices. That experience gives us an important advantage in developing and deploying new technologies to meet customers? future needs.?

AT&T said that they plan to invest between $17-$18 billion on broadband and wireless technologies this year alone.  Rolling out HSPA 7.2 is a major part of AT&T’s network enhancement strategies.