AT&T’s(s t) LTE rollout plans are a bit of a hodgepodge. The problem is spectrum. It never managed to piece together the licenses to form a consistent nationwide 4G band like that owned by archrival Verizon(s vz)(s vod). Instead AT&T cobbled together 700 MHz licenses here and Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) licenses there. The result is a network that already has some big capacity shortfalls in key markets and could eventually have gaps in coverage.
Carriers are finally catching up to the mobile phenomena that is occurring. Market Research firm Gartner Inc. , said that it expects worldwide tablet sales to surge 98 percent in 2012 to 118.9 million units. Now with a mobile network to support this growth we can expect to see businesses push for a BYOD (bring your own device) environment.