Ahead of the iPhone 5's launch, AT&T (T) announces it has extended 4G LTE coverage to 7 new...

|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of the iPhone 5's launch, AT&T (T) announces it has extended 4G LTE coverage to 7 new markets; has expanded coverage in 2 markets; and plans to bring coverage to 47 other markets by year's end. Its PR department worked overtime to spread the news. Analysts have argued Verizon's (VZ, VOD) LTE coverage edge will allow it to take share from AT&T and Sprint (S) following the launch of the next iPhone, which is widely expected to support LTE.