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.
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