Verizon starts tripling LTE capacity on 3rd anniversary of LTE launch

Verizon starts tripling LTE capacity on 3rd anniversary of LTE launch

Summary: I get amazing Verizon LTE coverage and will soon be experiencing significantly faster speeds thanks to their increased capacity rollout.

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Verizon starts tripling LTE capacity on 3rd anniversary of LTE launch
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Yesterday was the third anniversary of Verizon's LTE launch and along with remembering that day Verizon reportedly tripled its LTE capacity in major cities.

I happen to live near one of those cities, Seattle, and today my new Verizon Nokia Lumia 2520 arrives so I can check out the new peak speeds that can be as high as 80 Mbps.

In addition to the increased speeds, the updated LTE network will support more connections. I remember seeing incredible speeds on my HTC ThunderBolt back in 2011, but the average speeds have slowed down a bit due to network congestion that they are working to alleviate.

Verizon stated that more than 66 percent of their data is now on LTE. Next year, they will start rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) that will bring HD Voice and video chat support. They will also start offering roaming LTE outside the US in select countries.

Topics: Mobility, Nokia, Verizon, Windows 8

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  • Verizon

    has an amazing network, they are just too expensive for me. I buy unlocked phones and go prepaid. I wish VZ had the byod option for an unlocked GSM phone.
    2low_tech
  • First and best

    Leads to the ability to charge more money. I hope TMobile catches up. Shame on ATT for riding its iPhone exclusivity for as long as they could before they were forced kicking and screaming to invest in its network.
    flyguy29
  • Competition, it's wonderful

    Once Google prodded ATT to get off its duff, ATT prodded Verizon to up its WiFi; Now CableCos everywhere feel the threat of ignoring the needs of high paying customers.
    jnffarrell
  • Thx for the info

    Time to wait for a volte phone
    LarsDennert