Verizon Expands HomeFusion Broadband Across the U.S.
Verizon Wireless today announced that it is making its HomeFusion broadband service available around the country starting May 3. HomeFusion Broadband is a mobile data service that is delivered to residences via Verizon's LTE 4G network. Verizon said that it requires a special cylinder-shaped antenna, which is attached to a customer's home. The multiple-antenna design allows it to snag the best-possible LTE 4G signal from Verizon's network and deliver it to a router based in the home. According to Verizon, the router supports up to four wired and 20 wireless devices via Wi-Fi. Download and upload speeds mirror what's available to wireless devices accessing Verizon's LTE 4G network, with downloads averaging 5-12Mbps and uploads averaging 2-5Mbps. Pricing for the service starts at $60 for 10GB of monthly data, and requires a one-time $199.99 equipment fee. HomeFusion Broadband launched in six test markets in March.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
Samsung Talks Up 5G Ecosystem, Verizon Teases 5G Phone
Samsung today revealed a number of 5G-related projects it is working on, including a home router, a base station, core network infrastructure, and a mobile chipset. The 5G Home Router is of particular interest, as Samsung said it would serve as an in-home replacement for fiber-to-the-home for broadband service.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
Verizon Claims Real-World Speed of 953 Mbps in LTE-LAA Trial
Verizon Wireless says it has attained peak download speeds as high as 953 Mbps in a field test conducted on Boca Raton, Fla. The test was completed with commercially available equipment from Ericsson and Qualcomm using Verizon's cell tower and backhaul.
Verizon Launches Cat M1 LTE Specifically for Internet of Things
Verizon Wireless has created what it says is the first nationwide LTE Category M1 network for IoT devices and services. The Cat M1 network relies on a new class of LTE chipset designed specifically for low-power use cases, such as sensors.