AT&T invests $7 billion in Texas during 2010-2012

Telecom Lead America: AT&T has invested more than $7 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012.

AT&T has made nearly 6,300 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Texas during 2012.

It added new cell sites, added capacity, upgraded cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deployed high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and added or upgraded Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.

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Recently, AT&T launched Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment initiative to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks.

As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells.

Through this initiative, AT&T plans to expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014; expand the AT&T wired IP network to 57 million customer locations, covering 75 percent of customer locations in its wired service area by year-end 2015 and expand AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business locations by year-end 2015.

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