U.S. Cellular Goes LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on

U.S. Cellular has joined the ranks of U.S. carriers with commercial LTE service, launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as its first LTE-capable device. The carrier has 6.1 million subscribers.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service in select cities in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. In the second half of this year, 4G LTE coverage will expand to cover select cities in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. Here are coverage maps. About 25 percent of U.S. Cellular’s customers are within reach of the LTE network now, and 54 percent will have LTE coverage by year’s end, the company said.

The carrier is completing its LTE rollout in partnership with King Street Wireless, which holds 152 licenses of 700 MHz spectrum in 27 states.

Four Regional operators have now announced LTE plans:

The four national US operators offering or announcing LTE service include

Posted by Sam Churchill on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 9:19 am .

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