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.
Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Exalt LTE to its lineup of inexpensive flip phones. The Exalt LTE has the distinction of being Verizon's first 4G LTE basic phone, according to the carrier.
Verizon Might Skip 600MHz Incentive Auction
Verizon Wireless said it is comfortable with its spectrum holdings at the moment and may not bid in next year's auction for 600MHz airwaves. Verizon is only using 40% of its licensed spectrum for LTE, which gives it plenty of room to add capacity.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
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...