AT&T aims to rollout 4G by 2011

attDid you just lock yourself into a 2-year mobile phone contract like me? Good timing, because AT&T just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday that it would be rolling out Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband technology by 2011. This would replace the current 3G service, which is apparently not good enough. Verizon will probably beat them to the punch, considering their plans to roll out LTE later this year.

In case you’re not up to speed, LTE is rumored to be able to handle downloads at 100 Mbps and uploads of 50 Mbps for every 20 MHz of spectrum. Sounds like I’ll be giving up T-Mobile in 2011.