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.
T-Mobile Accelerates 600 MHz LTE Deployments
T-Mobile has significantly expanded the availability of LTE service on its 600 MHz (Band 71) spectrum around the country. The Un-carrier debuted its 600 MHz service in Cheyenne, Wyo., last August.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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, 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.
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.
LTE there is exciting - will be able to quickly post videos of my buddies tumbling down Corbett's!