AT&T Tests New LTE Network

In Plano Texas AT&T demonstrated their  super-fast LTE network.  In the demonstration they were seeing download speeds of nearly 29 Mbps and upload speeds of 10.4Mbps.  For comparison, Verizon Wireless claims download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps.  According to the engineers that ran the test there are three major factors that determine the network speeds: 1) the width of the LTE channel 2) the number of devices accessing the network and 3)the user’s distance from a cell tower.  AT&T is still not certain how the network will perform outside of the laboratory but these initial tests seem promising.