AT&T invests $1 billion in Wisconsin during 2008-2011 to enhance telecom networks

 

By Telecom
Lead Team:
 U.S mobile major AT&T has invested more than $1
billion in its Wisconsin wireless and wireline networks from
2008 through 2011 in order to focus on improving mobile broadband coverage and
performance of its networks.

 

The company
has made more than 775 wireless network upgrades in four key categories
in Wisconsin. It deployed faster fiber-optic connections to more than 250
cell sites while activating 15 new cell sites or towers to improve network
coverage.

 

Additionally,
the company upgraded 175 cell sites to provide fast mobile
broadband speeds.

We’ve significantly ramped up our wireless investments to
enable an experience that offers Wisconsin consumers better speed,
better reliability and better availability,” said Scott Vander Sanden,
Wisconsin president at AT&T.

 

The service
provider is planning to support the build or upgrade of thousands of cell sites
nationwide to increase network speed, coverage and reliability for both mobile
voice and broadband services.

In addition,
AT&T is planning to install additional radio “carriers” at
thousands of cell sites nationally, enabling new layers of spectrum capacity to
carry larger volumes of mobile broadband traffic. Additional capacity helps
support rising mobile data traffic volumes, which continue to increase at a
rapid pace. In 2012, AT&T plans to double its 4G LTE coverage.

“Broadband
is the new infrastructure that is creating jobs and economic opportunity.
By connecting people, broadband is accelerating commerce and growing
economies,” said State Representative Erik
Severson (R-Osceola).

The provider
added that its goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes
everything for customers. The ongoing investment in Wisconsin is
designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services
to its customers.

Recently, AT&T announced that it invested nearly $3.5 billion in
its Illinois wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011.

 

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