Verizon's LTE Network Hits 5 More Markets Jan 19
Verizon Wireless today announced that its Long Term Evolution 4G network will expand by five new markets on Thursday, January 19. The new markets include Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas. The company is also expanding its network in Atlanta, Ga.; Houston, Texas; and Spokane, Wash. With these expansions, Verizon says that LTE 4G is available to more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
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.
T-Mobile Hits 741 Mbps with LTE-LAA, Deploys LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it, too, has successfully tested LTE-LAA in real-world trials. The company claims its LTE-LAA tests reached 741 Mbps in and around Los Angeles.
AT&T Names First Three 5G Markets On Deck for 2018 Launch
AT&T today said Dallas and Waco, Texas, and Atlanta will be its first three mobile 5G markets and it plans to launch before the end of the year. AT&T has more markets prepped for mobile 5G and will name them later.
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.
The smallest expansion yet!
Main reason, in my opinion, is they have to wait on county approval of new cell sites, or to upgrade cell sites. Second reason, not listing reasons in any certain order, is that they have hit all major cities with equipment for Internet and voice available. Another reason is they are having to wait on rural companies to get LTE up and running for them. There are probably a ton...