AT&T Expands Mobile Internet Wireless Capacity in Oakland County

Additional spectrum expected to improve connectivity.

DETROIT – AT&T announced that it has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile Internet network in Berkley, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Royal Oak and Troy.

“AT&T’s new investment in Oakland County will mean better opportunities for jobs and a more connected metro-Detroit,” said state Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake.  “By expanding their mobile high speed network, AT&T is helping us do business faster as we build the 21st century economy.”

The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as carriers, to 12 cell sites to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile Internet services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobile Internet network.

“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of the Oakland County community, 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 Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan.

AT&T’s mobile Internet 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.