Verizon Wireless Announces LTE Footprint Expansion
Verizon Wireless today announced 59 new cities that will be covered by its Long Term Evolution 4G network by the end of the year. These new markets, in addition to the 39 announced in 2010 and 49 announced earlier this year, make for a total of 147 markets. Verizon didn't provide a timeline for when these new cities might expect to see the LTE network go live. Verizon also noted that it has signed agreements with six rural network operators to help expand its LTE footprint in rural regions.
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.
Sprint Partners Making Headway in Rural LTE Push
Sprint says 16 of the 30 companies who've agreed to participate in its Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program have launched their LTE networks. The Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program is similar to Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America initiative.
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.
AT&T Expands VoLTE Footprint
AT&T today said its VoLTE service is now available in a wider number of markets around the country. AT&T first deployed VoLTE in a limited number of midwestern cities earlier this year.
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.
You have to cover the cities first, then worry about rural.
Would you rather get LTE on a road TO your house, or AT your house?
This rollout is very aggressive and much credit needs to be given. Those that seek to have acc...
too depressed about losing t-mobile to care...
Whether someone likes or dislikes TMO and Sprint, is irrelevant. Their presence has been the governing aspects in competitive pricing. I fear the power of the communications industry is not all that different than t...