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AT&T Debuts 4G LTE Service in Five US Cities

US wireless carrier AT&T has officially launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five major US cities.

The company has ventured into the realm of still developing 4G LTE market by launching the super-fast mobile broadband network in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago.

The thing, that catches attention, is that the company has no 4G LTE compatible smartphones or tablets to offer at the moment. As of now, users will only be able to use the new network through AT&T’s USBConnect Momentum 4G modem, Elevate 4G mobile hotspot, or USBConnect Adrenaline.

Normal smartphones with 4G won’t be able to use the 4G LTE network as it is slightly different technology. The company expects to offer a whole range of 4G LTE devices during the upcoming holiday season.

AT&T plans to expand its 4G LTE network to 15 additional US cities by the end of this year.

"We've invested $75 billion in our wireless and wired networks over the last four years – more capital invested in the U.S. than any company in any industry. And we plan to invest $19 billion in our wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects this year." wrote AT&T chief technology officer in a press release.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.