Verizon Says Aug. 16 LTE Expansion Reaches 75% of US
Verizon Wireless plans to light up LTE 4G in 34 new markets on August 16, a significant expansion that it says will boost the total number of markets covered with LTE to 371. Verizon is also expanded the reach of its LTE network in 38 existing markets. The new markets and expansion in existing market coverage means Verizon's LTE 4G network will cover 75% of the U.S. population. Some of the new markets include Topeka, Kan., Battle Creek, Mich., Reading, Pa., and Odessa, Texas.
Verizon Expands XLTE to 6 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today marked the one-year anniversary of its XLTE service by expanding coverage to six additional markets. XLTE is now available in Marshalltown, Iowa; Madisonville and Owensboro, Ky.; Traverse City, Mich.; Meridian, Miss.; and Martinsville, Va.
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, 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.
AT&T Finally Using WCS Spectrum for LTE; Will Test LTE-U
AT&T has begun deploying LTE on its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum in a handful of markets around the country. Earlier this year, AT&T said it would begin the deployment by summer, and it is just meeting that commitment.
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