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, 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 Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
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.
Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Exalt LTE to its lineup of inexpensive flip phones. The Exalt LTE has the distinction of being Verizon's first 4G LTE basic phone, according to the carrier.
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