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Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds

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Aug 29, 2016, 10:55 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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 says LTE Advanced delivers a 50% improvement in download and upload speeds compared to its traditional LTE network. Close to 40 devices sold by Verizon are compatible with LTE Advanced. Many of the newest phones (Galaxy Note7, Moto Z Droid) will support LTE Advanced out of the box, though some devices will require system updates. Verizon customers can take advantage of LTE Advanced's faster speeds at no additional cost.

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Aug 29, 2016, 11:16 AM

Just a faster way to gobble up data

The Verizon network is truly superior to other networks overall, but AT&T and Verizon are both behind with the times. While the 2 inferior networks are making upgrades and offering better plans the big two are not offering more of an incentive. Just because a phone can download at 150 mbps, it doesn't mean much to most people. I feel once you get to 10mbps and have a low latency, most people will be content. Sprint and Tmobile may be behind in network coverage, but they are investing and creeping up slowly to the big 2 while gaining subscribers.
Unfortunately the only reason the other 2 make those offers is because they can't come close to competing on coverage.
But this is also something other providers, at least T-Mobile, have been doing for at least a year. Just like "XLTE" is simply the same LTE that T-Mobile uses. When did Sprint Spark come out?

But it's like Apple. When they do it, it's thought of...
You say "inferior" as if it is fact rather than your personal opinion...
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