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Verizon Says LTE Network Will Be Done by Mid 2013

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Nov 8, 2012, 9:57 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Nov 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo today said that the company's LTE 4G network will be fully built out by the middle of 2013. This is close to six months sooner than the company had previously said it would complete the network. According to Shammo, Verizon's LTE 4G network covers 250 million Americans today, and will cover 260 million by the end of the year. At the end of the third quarter, approximately 15 million post-paid customers were using LTE gear, and 35% of Verizon's network traffic is transiting its LTE network. By way of comparison, AT&T's LTE footprint will cover 150 million POPs by the end of this year, and 250 million by the end of 2013, and 300 million by the end of 2014. Sprint has launched its LTE network in a few dozen markets so far and plans to have 100 covered with LTE by the end of 2012. T-Mobile USA won't launch its LTE network until some point in 2013.

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Nov 8, 2012, 12:25 PM

It is prudent to point out

That T-Mobile's network will be LTE-A
Whats the deal with this? Faster then LTE I assume?
And much, much anticipation I have to find out what the real world speeds of
LTE-A will be!!!!!

We'll probably know by the time CES comes around.

Nov 8, 2012, 11:22 PM

Crazy Predictions

T-mobile will have the fastest LTE network but will have a smaller coverage footprint than the big two.

Sprint will have the slowest LTE network due to an overloaded network and will have spotty coverage in big city(like NYC) and rural area.

AT&T will have a Edge, H+, LTE, and LTE-A networks all up an running and only the biggest and most populated cities will have the fastest networks.

Verizon will have a consistent and reliable LTE network but in big cities Verizon will lag behind AT&T in speed.
Yep, crazy prediction. 😳

Nov 8, 2012, 10:25 AM

Done in what sense?

They will be done with building LTE everywhere they have planned?

Or done with making every bit of Verizon coverage LTE?
They will have covered their entire CDMA 3G network footprint with LTE 4G.
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