Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / News / Media / AT&T on track with new high-speed network in 2011

AT&T on track with new high-speed network in 2011

NEW YORK CITY — AT&T Inc. says it is on track to start rolling out its 4th-generation wireless network technology in the second half of this year.

CEO Ralph De La Vega updated the company’s plan Wednesday. He was speaking at a developer summit in Las Vegas ahead of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show.

AT&T’s speedier network uses LTE, or Long Term Evolution, technology. That is the standard technology behind 4G networks.

De La Vega also said AT&T has mostly finished its rollout of HSPA+, an upgraded 3G network that AT&T considers part of its 4G network because it offers similar speeds.

AT&T, which previously said it planned to roll out LTE in 2011, expects the new network to be largely finished by the end of 2013.