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Cingular Spent $129M in Region During 2006

Cingular Wireless announced Jan. 23 that it spent $129 million on improving and expanding wireless service in San Diego County during 2006.

As part of a greater $6 billion national network capital expenditure program, Cingular made improvements in Oceanside, Imperial Beach, Escondido, Chula Vista, Otay Mesa and along the Interstate 15 and Interstate 5 corridors.

Cingular, which is now a part of AT & T;, rolled out high-speed cell phone networks based on third-generation High-Speed Data Packet Access technology , a successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications, the most popular cellular network for wireless phones globally.

In San Diego, the carrier has 328 cell sites offering this third-generation service.

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Tammi Terrell, vice president and general manager for AT & T;’s San Diego, Las Vegas and Hawaii markets, said that this positions the company for future endeavors.

, Andy Killion

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