CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Customers in Ballantyne and Pineville are expected to experience improved mobile broadband coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T. The company announced today that it has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network in Ballantyne and Pineville.
The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to four cell sites to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity near Johnston, Rea, Bryant Farms and Ardrey Kell roads, as well as Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Lancaster Highway. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile broadband services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobile broadband network.
“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of the Ballantyne and Pineville communities, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said Todd Lanham, AT&T’s regional director of External Affairs for Ballantyne and Pineville. “In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Ballantyne and Pineville. If approved, this deal means that we’ll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent.”
AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries.
“Adding spectrum to a cell site is like adding lanes to a highway,” said Laurent Therivel, AT&T’s vice president and general manager of Mobility and Consumer Markets in the Carolinas. “These additional radio carriers will bolster the voice and data experience for our customers in Ballantyne and Pineville.”