CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 upgraded its wireless network within North Carolina with nearly 1,500 enhancements during 2016. The completed improvements include adding greater capacity and speeds to cell towers across the state.
"In a digital society and economy, the ability for people to capitalize on the benefits of new technology is proportionate to their ability to connect to a fast and reliable wireless network," said Brooks Raiford, President and CEO of the North Carolina Technology Association. "Continued upgrades to the wireless network helps drive our reputation as a technology hub and helps drive continued economic growth."
"Our North Carolina employees are focused on bringing a better mobile experience across the state. Our investment in the local wireless network is one way we're accomplishing that," said Venessa Harrison, state president, AT&T North Carolina.
We're seeing increased data usage across our mobile network, especially at big events. In fact, data on our mobile network has increased about 250,000% since 2007, and the majority of that traffic is video.
These upgrades include adding capacity to hundreds of wireless cell sites, which increases data speeds for people accessing them.
Our 4G LTE network is essential to laying the foundation for our 5G Evolution. We are increasing network speeds and capacity, as we continue to densify our wireless network through the deployment of small cells and the use of advanced network technologies like carrier aggregation.
We constantly invest in our network to give customers the high-quality services they need to stay connected. This helps customers get the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go.
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