Verizon Targets April 19 for Next LTE Expansion
Verizon Wireless has announced that a number of new markets will have access to LTE 4G starting April 19. Some of the new markets include Sandusky, Ohio; Dodge City and Hayes, Kan.; Macon, Ga.; Auburn and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Cattaraugus-Allegheny, N.Y. In addition to the new markets, Verizon will expand the availability of LTE in existing markets, including Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Concord, N.H.; Waltham, Mass.; Wichita, Kan.; St. Louis and southern Missouri; and southern Illinois. Verizon noted that its network covers more than 200 million POPs across 203 markets in the U.S.
Sprint Lights Up 17 More Spark Markets
Sprint today launched its Spark service in 17 new markets scattered around the country. Spark uses three different spectrum bands to ensure the best possible LTE connection and speed.
Verizon Explains Why It Is Refarming PCS Spectrum
Verizon Wireless elaborated today on news it has begun to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Verizon has already deployed LTE on its PCS spectrum in a limited scale across Manhattan and Cleveland, Ohio, with "about 10 other markets" currently in testing.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
Verizon Lights Up AWS Spectrum in 22 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded the reach of its "XLTE" footprint by 22 markets. Verizon's LTE network runs on 700MHz almost nationwide, but it has been adding coverage in the 1700MHz band throughout the year and marketing the dual-band 700/1700MHz coverage as XLTE.