If you didn’t know what to get your love for Valentine’s Day, you can thank AT&T for getting you better wireless service—well, in two years, anyway. Hopefully your significant other will take a raincheck.
On Monday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the mobile provider announced that it would be rolling out Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband technology by 2011. Presuming that everything goes according to plan, this would replace the often spotty 3G service currently in use around the country.
LTE, of course, is the upcoming wireless broadband standard that you’ll probably be calling “4G” when it finally hits the big time. This new technology can apparently handle downloads at 100 Mbps and uploads of 50 Mbps for every 20 MHz of spectrum—in layman’s terms, that’s pretty flippin’ fast, folks.