AT&T’s CTO John Donovan wrote on the company’s corporate blog, "The next network evolution will arrive this summer with the addition of LTE in five markets – Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio. We plan to add another 10 or more markets in the second half of the year, and cover 70 million Americans with LTE by year-end. We also have plans to add 20 4G devices to our robust device portfolio this year, with some of those being LTE capable. We’re positioning to deliver a great mobile broadband experience in the near term with HSPA+ and a growing LTE footprint."
He added, "We plan to invest $19 billion in our wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects this year."