AT&T Mobility is said to have drawn up plans to roll out LTE Advanced network technology sometime in the second half of next year, at least according to a report from research firm Technology Business Research (TBR). That particular report saw TBR analysts Ken Hyers and Eric Costa, after going through the different comments made by AT&T executives made at the company’s Consumer Analyst Conference in Atlanta at the end of last month, stated that “AT&T’s network strategy revolves around a simple 4G message that incorporates the company’s vast HSPA+ and LTE networks that stretch over its entire footprint.The network strategy will involve mainly LTE networks and LTE Advanced networks, which AT&T will begin firing up in 2H13. These enhanced networks will provide faster speeds and coverage to its subscriber base, as well as open up growth opportunities in new segments.”
AT&T did drop hints in the past that they would deploy LTE Advanced technology sometime next year, but has never really laid down a specific date. An upgrade to LTE Advanced from the current LTE will enable operators to make full use of advanced topology networks, while delivering improvements in terms of capacity and coverage.