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Posted by AT&T Newsroom on February 12, 2018.

AT&T Small Cells to Provide Better Connectivity, Lay Foundation for 5G

KEY WEST, Fla., Feb. 12, 2018 — AT&T* is now giving Big Pine Key customers faster mobile internet speeds by deploying small cells. Big Pine Key is the first area in Florida where AT&T has deployed small cells.

We’re using small cells to densify our network. We have installed about 60 small cells on power poles in highly trafficked areas in Big Pine Key. By filling in our network with these small cells, we’re bringing our customers closer to a point of connection. The result is a better, faster and more reliable experience. The use of small cells will also help lay the foundation for our 5G network. 

“We want our customers to have the best possible experience on our network,” said Joe York, AT&T Florida president. “AT&T has the largest and most reliable network,** and we’re providing stronger connections so customers can get the most out of their mobile devices – however they use them.”

We’re using Centralized-RAN (C-RAN) network architecture to build our small cells. That means all the “brains” of each small cell will exist in one location. With this new design, our engineers can add more bandwidth to our network, and improve efficiency for hundreds of cell sites quickly and simultaneously. This design also lets us make network upgrades over software-based technology, which is key to our 5G future. 

We constantly invest in our network to give customers the high-quality services they need to stay connected. Residents in Florida can rely even more on their AT&T network to provide the best possible experience wherever they live, work and play.

*About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

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**Coverage not avail. everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Starling
AT&T Media Relations
Phone: 561-301-1414

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