Verizon's LTE Footprint Expands to 470 Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced a significant increase in the size of its LTE 4G network. Verizon says 29 new markets have access to its LTE 4G for the first time. Some of the new markets include Payson, Ariz., Oskaloosa, Iowa, McCook, Neb., and Jackson Hole, Wy. It also expanded its LTE presence in 36 existing markets, including western Massachusetts, northern Kentucky, and southeast Iowa. According to Verizon, its LTE 4G network now covers 250 million Americans. Verizon will finish deploying its LTE network by the middle of 2013, which will eventually cover about 300 million people.
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.
Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.
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.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
LTE there is exciting - will be able to quickly post videos of my buddies tumbling down Corbett's!