Verizon to Deploy LTE 'As Close to All-At-Once As Possible'
Speaking in an interview, Verizon Wireless' senior vice president and chief technology officer Tony Malone indicated that the company is going to launch its Long Term Evolution 4G network across as much of the U.S. at the same time as possible. Malone said, "We want to give our customers a significant footprint," rather than offer trial markets spread here and there. Malone said the LTE network will overlay — not replace — its CDMA-based 3G network, and noted that it will be able to use the same towers and equipment to power both networks. Malone said there will not be a hard switchover from one network to another, instead, he said, "You will need new devices to take [full] advantage of LTE. But there won't be a need to force migrate." Verizon will serve both its CDMA and LTE customers concurrently. Verizon has said that it will launch 25 to 30 LTE markets during 2010, covering some 100 million POPs.
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 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 Brands Its Dual-Band LTE Markets as 'XLTE'
Verizon Wireless today announced the launch of XLTE service, which is a new way for the company to market its dual-band LTE network. Verizon Wireless initially deployed LTE in the 700MHz band.
Verizon Starts Cannibalizing 3G Airwaves for LTE 4G
Verizon Wireless has begun testing the use of LTE 4G on its PCS spectrum, airwaves it primarily uses to operate its CDMA-EVDO 3G network, in Manhattan. GigaOm confirmed with Verizon that the company has begun to steal capacity from its 3G network in favor of 4G, though it is doing so slowly and in limited scope.
Running under a race brings risky moves.
LTE is GSM and Verizon will experience Problems
CDMA w/ LTE is a network OVERLAY.
LTE is on completely different spectrum with completely different end-user hardware. Consumers with 4G only devices will be upset when they leave coverage areas and their ce...
The Geeks Don't get it
Here are the facts.
1) The goal of a Cellular Company is primarily to grow/ keep your base
2) From the customers perspective fast is fast. And caring about the technology used and what that looks like matters to .0001 % (Tech Nerds)
3) None of these arguments have anything to do with the business. Wi-Max if readily available and â€œFastâ€ will be great for Sprint. Just like LTE if available and â€œFastâ€ will be for Verizon.
too bad verizon's phones suck!
acer f1 and htc leo got 1Gmzh cpu, that almost as fast as your netbook/laptop! haha
of course, they could lock it in such a way that only devices they approve will be allowed on the network, or w...
Is ATT ever, ever going to learn what the word agressive means? Ever?
Does Verizon have phones out for the 4G yet?
Why does one have to "beat" the other?
Wimax seems to be mmore of a home ISP killer. It may make a lot of people cut their cable/DSL/fios connections due to it's wireless nature and it's cheaper price.
Well to be Honest!
Just an example...