Once the phone is updated, it will work over Verizon's Advance Wireless Service (AWS) pipeline enabling speeds to more than double. Verizon is quietly putting together the network now, thanks to AWS spectrum it acquired in a deal with Comcast. New York City will be the first market with the faster data speed.
Verizon says that of its current line-up of LTE enabled smartphones, only the Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped to be just an update away from working over its next-generation LTE network.
source: Bloomberg via SlashGear