AT&T rolls out wireless connectivity in 850MHz band

US company has completed major broadband overhaul in Oklahoma City

AT&T today announced that it has completed a substantial upgrade of its local 3G wireless network in the Oklahoma City area with the launch of additional wireless spectrum in the 850 MHz band.

As a result of this upgrade, local customers should experience better 3G wireless connectivity, performance and enhanced in-building wireless coverage in most areas. The enhancement also increases network capacity, and is intended to support a growing demand for 3G mobile broadband service. Locally, more than 160 cell towers were updated as part of this enhancement.

“We invest in Oklahoma because our state leaders, through some of the most progressive public policy initiatives in the nation, have created an environment that encourages companies to do business here,” said Bryan Gonterman, president of AT&T Oklahoma. “Our ongoing investments will ensure that our state has access to the advanced wireless services that help drive economic growth.”

The 850 MHz spectrum generally results in better in-building coverage. While specific benefits of the additional spectrum will vary by location,

“More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues,” said Steve Gray, AT&T vice president and general manager for Oklahoma and Arkansas. “The additional spectrum helps to enhance the 3G network so that our customers have the best experience when they make a call, check an e-mail or surf the Internet on their AT&T device.”

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AT&T rolls out wireless connectivity in 850MHz band