Verizon Blames LTE 4G Network Problems on 'Growing Pains'
Verizon Wireless's VP of network engineering, Mike Haberman, blamed the three Long Term Evolution 4G network outages experienced this month on bugs in its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core. Speaking to GigaOM, Haberman explained that the Dec. 7 outage was caused by a failure of its back-up communications database; the Dec. 21 failure was caused by an unresponsive IMS element; and the Dec. 28 failure was caused when two IMS elements failed to communicate properly. Once resolved, none of the bugs resurfaced, but they were severe enough to prevent customers from accessing the 4G network — and in some instances the 3G network — despite the fact that both networks were actually up and running. "Being the pioneers, we're going to experience some growing pains," Haberman said. "These issues we've been experiencing are certainly regrettable but they were unforeseeable." Haberman said that Verizon Wireless has begun segmenting its LTE 4G network into regions around the country that in the future bugs might take out small areas of the network rather than the entire thing. "Our goal is to ensure that our 4G networks meets the same high standard that our 3G network does," Haberman said to GigaOm. "We're not there yet, but we'll get there."
Jan 22, 2017
Samsung today said problems created during the manufacture of the Galaxy Note7's battery caused the phone to sometimes overheat and burst into flame. The company says two separate battery defects are at fault, but maintains nothing was wrong with the phone itself.
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Jun 28, 2018
AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $5.25 million to the FCC for its failure to connect 911 calls during two short periods last year. The FCC called the 5-hour outage in March 2017 and 47-minute outage in May 2017, during which some 12,600 and 2,600 911 emergency calls failed, respectively, unacceptable.
Mar 9, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency will investigate a recent issue on AT&T's mobile network that prevented some 911 calls from going through. The issue occurred Wednesday evening over a period of several hours.
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
I'll take that--
--as an excuse. These systems are designed by men. Men are fallible. It's a lot of tech to integrate. I'm not about to dump Verizon for a few hiccups after they've been the best network in the US for the past 10 yea
A more accurate phrasing would be "We have zero quality control standards"
Take your pick, there's any one of the MiFi hotspots (I personally have a Novatel MiFi with them after a bad run with the ungodly bad Samsung equivalent) , which are hard pressed to make it through a day without a full factory re-set before they stop connecting to the network. Google "MiFi Disconnects" to see the hoardes of other people with the same problem, or simply look on VZW's website for even less-glowing reviews.
Then there's the KIN. Okay, so nobody (except two of my frien...
Whether or not Verizon Wireless has the most reliable network I wouldn't be able to tell. I'm willing to believe the only way they've avoided the congestion issues AT&T faces is by peddling devices so bad they can
Fanboi rant for the win!