LTE service into the AWS it purchased last year. The acquisition, which cost Verizon $3.9 billion, is for the 700MHz Block C spectrum, which covers more than 300 million PoPs. Oddly enough, this is the same spectrum T-Mobile uses for their limited LTE coverage.
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.
Verizon has some pretty big plans and an ambitious outlook for its 4G LTE service next year. At the Oppenheimer Technology, Internet and Communications Conference in Bostin, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo shared what the company has in store for its customers on the first half of 2014, as well as his vision for LTE-only devices.
Verizon's 4G LTE network hit the 500 market milestone yesterday, and today the carrier has revealed that its first round of 4G LTE-only smartphones will be arriving late next year. The information comes from Verizon's Chief Network Officer Nicki Palmer, who spoke in a conference call earlier with a promise that "[Verizon] will get this right. Our brand is built on reliability."
Verizon's 4G LTE blazing speeds, we honestly couldn't fathom a way to improve the experience. But then again, Verizon had already known their next step after 4G LTE expansion - incorporating Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services. They had planned VoLTE way back in MWC of last year.