Verizon brings LTE Advanced to more than 450 cities2016-08-30 03:22 by Daniela
Tags: Verizon, LTE Advanced
Verizon has announced that it had enabled LTE Advanced in over 450 cities across the US. The service, Verizon says, will bring 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people.
LTE Advanced is the latest improvement on current 4G LTE technology, which Verizon first introduced in 2010. The new technolgoy will cover not only major cities, but also "loads of less-served places including highways, interstates, country roads and rural America."
"Verizon LTE Advanced means your data session moves more quickly over the best network," said Nicki Palmer, Verizon’s chief wireless network engineer. "Imagine a road with multiple lanes in which, once you pick a lane, that's the lane you drive in. That describes our award-winning 4G LTE network."
Verizon said it's using carrier aggregation, both two-channel and three-channel, that combines holdings in the 700 MHz, 1.7/2.1 GHz and 1.9 GHz spectrum bands to power the offering. According to the carrier, two-channel carrier aggregation can boost peak download speeds to 225 Mbps, and three-channel carrier aggregation can boost speeds to around 300 Mbps.
The technology works with 39 LTE Advanced-capable devices on Verizon’s network, among which Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones, Moto Droids and Apple iPhones.
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