RIDGELAND — Cellular South announced the latest expansion phase for its third-generation (3G) high-speed wireless mobile broadband services to consumer and business customers in 39 counties in Mississippi before the end of this year, totaling more than 166 new cell sites. The company’s 3G network expansion is a multi-million dollar investment and will make 3G accessible to 80 percent of Mississippians.
The latest phase of the significant expansion builds on previous rollouts that began in 2006.
“We’ve deployed 3G high-speed mobile broadband service faster in more Mississippi markets than any other wireless carrier,” said Tony Kent, chief technology officer for Cellular South.
Since 2006, Cellular South has made more than $350 million in capital investments in Mississippi as part of its broader $530-million overall network investment. This has included the activation of more than 500 new cell sites across its footprint and nearly 450 completely new sites with 3G capacity. This year alone, Cellular South has continued with its promise and launched more than 158 new 3G sites. By the end of 2009, Cellular South will have activated 324 new 3G cell sites in Mississippi alone.
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