Verizon Wireless Completes First LTE Data Call
Today Verizon Wireless announced that it has successfully completed its first data calls using Long Term Evolution 4G networking technology. The data trials took place in Boston and Seattle, the two markets Verizon has chosen to test its LTE platform. Verizon made the calls over its 700MHz spectrum using networking equipment from Starent and Nokia Siemens, base station equipment from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson, and devices from LG and Samsung. The calls included streaming video, file uploads, and even voice over VoIP. Both Boston and Seattle have 10 LTE cell sites up and active. Verizon will continue to test LTE technology in these markets and plans to cover 30 markets and 100 million people by 2010.
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.
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 Prepaid Customers Gain HD Voice
Verizon Wireless today said its prepaid subscribers will have access to VoLTE services, including HD Voice and video calls, starting September 25. Prepaid customers will need to add HD Voice to their account before they can make HD calls, but the add-on will be free.
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 Explains Why It Is Refarming PCS Spectrum
Verizon Wireless elaborated today on news it has begun to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Verizon has already deployed LTE on its PCS spectrum in a limited scale across Manhattan and Cleveland, Ohio, with "about 10 other markets" currently in testing.
anyone else find it wierd that att at its worst point in service history is strangly quiet about upgrading the network to 4G. There has to be a reason.
AT&T hasn't even got their 3G work...
Give me 4G!!!
Actually, I'm thinking about moving to richmond. I wonder how AT&T does down there.