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Verizon new LTE spectrum fully awakens in major US markets

It has been three years since 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.

Verizon CFO admits LTE network experiencing strain in big cities

In what seems to be a rare admission of weakness, 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.

Nexus 5 could launch with Nexus 4 LTE, new report suggests

Remember that workaround that gave 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.

AT&T 4G LTE arrives in 13 additional markets

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 launching first VoLTE smartphone later this year

Recent talk coming from 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.