Verizon launched its 4G network. The road has been long and not without its fair share of bumps and detours. But now, Verizon is ready to reveal, though without much fanfare, that its 4G LTE network is running in full steam in a select number of major US cities, letting its customers enjoy as much as three times the usual 4G capacity.
According to the GSMA, we’ll end 2013 with 176 million LTE connections worldwide.
Verizon's Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo confesses that its 4G LTE network is experiencing no small amount of usage pushing it beyond its capacity. This could cause LTE networks to go down to 3G in big cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, where data usage is exceptionally higher.
2013 Nexus 7 tablets with Verizon's LTE will probably have to stretch that patience a lot longer. Verizon is now practically passing the buck to Google and Asus for an almost indefinite delay in resolving issues with the latest Nexus tablet and the carrier's LTE network.
been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG, lending credence to the rumor. Then again, why is it showing up at all?
Nexus 4 users LTE capabilities on their device? It left many wondering why Google didn’t simply enable it for everyone. The Snapdragon chipset had LTE included, which lends itself to a new rumor that along with the Nexus 5, we’ll see an LTE version of the Nexus 4.
Verizon as sightings of its double-wide LTE network increase.
AT&T had previously announced they had a goal of bringing 4G LTE to more than 270 million people by the end of the year. While we have yet to get a number update since that goal was announced, the carrier has been making some progress. We saw coverage expanded across nine states earlier in the month and today we have word of coverage coming to an additional 13 markets.
AT&T points towards the first VoLTE smartphone arriving sometime later this year. This little detail was mentioned by a senior AT&T executive and otherwise, the specifics were left to be a mystery. There wasn't anything said about the particular device, aside from that it will bring VoLTE support.