Thursday, August 8, 2013

AT&T Invests $40 million in Puerto Rico Wireless and Wireline Networks in the First Half of 2013

the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $40 million in its wireless and wired networks in Puerto Rico.  The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites and capacity enhancements across the state as part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds. 


These investments help to ensure that Puerto Rico residents continue to receive the best possible experience over the AT&T network. The performance of AT&T’s 4G LTE network, has been recognized recently by several third parties.

For instance, the company's 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests – the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked 1st overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested. Also, AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – sweeping the top rankings in all six U.S. regions: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.


“Fast, reliable connectivity is essential to both quality of life and competitiveness at work,” said AT&T  Regional Vice President for Puerto Rico & USVI Ray Flores.  “No one understands that better than we do, and no one is doing more than AT&T to mobilize a world that works for people in Puerto Rico.  With initiatives like Project Velocity IP, we’re working to ensure that Puerto Rico consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services.”


Highlights of network upgrades completed so far this year in Puerto Rico include: 4G LTE Launch in Vieques and the 4G LTE expansions in San Juan, Yabucoa, Ponce, Dorado, Guaynabo and Toa Alta


The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the more than $325 million that AT&T has invested in its Puerto Rico wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.


AT&T 4G LTE is now available in multiple areas of the Island, including San Juan area, Guayama, San German, Cabo Rojo, Vieques and Yauco. Nationwide, more than 225 million Americans have access to AT&T 4G LTE service.  By year-end 2013, AT&T expects to cover nearly 270 million people and 400 markets with its 4G LTE network.



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