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Verizon details plans for AWS spectrum

Posted: , by Michael H.


Verizon details plans for AWS spectrum
Verizon has been very busy during this "spectrum shortage" (according to all major carriers) to buy up as much AWS spectrum as possible. Verizon made deals with many companies, including T-Mobile to acquire the AWS spectrum, and now the company is detailing the plans for that spectrum.

The information comes from Verizon's CTO Nicola Palmer in an interview with Fierce Wireless. The plan is that Verizon will start offering devices that can take advantage of the new spectrum in July, and in the meantime Verizon will be working to add AWS support to 5,000 of its cell towers by the end of the year. 

The work on adding AWS support to cell towers is planned to begin after Verizon finishes work on its 700Mhz band LTE rollout, which should be done by the middle of the year. 

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posted on 13 Mar 2013, 21:51 4

2. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

Verizon sucks. any company is better than them.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 22:04 3

3. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

worst company on earth indeed.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 22:53 1

7. jjnbbills12 (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

I am guessing you have never heard of Monsanto.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 22:28 4

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Except when you want/need LTE coverage. VZW has it. Everyone else claims to have it.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 22:48 1

6. pholocity (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

if all the carriers had 700Mhz spectrum there'd be some pretty damn coverage for everyone

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 23:08 4

8. teerex42 (Posts: 192; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

You can keep TRUE unlimited data by paying full price for your phone on Verizon. I have no problem doing that, as I can sell my S3 for almost what I pad for the device. Verizon also has the best 4G coverage out there..where there is 3G now there will be 4G by the end of the year. Verizon rules, everyone else drools. I save myself at least 50 bucks per month by having unlimited data on my phone!!!!! I don't have to pay a separate internet bill for high speed internet which can cost of upwards of 50 plus per month depending on the speed you pay for. You can bitch all you want but Verizon is the best bar none!!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:40

9. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 456; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Lol u guys funny ..Verizon the worst because they the most expensive ....

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:49 1

10. kabukijoe (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest car in the world, better do the practical thing and drop $2.5 million on one so that I can have the "best"

-Verizon customers logic

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:37 1

11. JunitoNH (Posts: 1361; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Maybe T-Mobile should had kept some of it, and provide better coverage and less drop calls.

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