28 Mpbs a possibility with Verizon LTE

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28 Mpbs a possibility with Verizon LTE
According to the results of some private beta speed tests, Verizon’s LTE network have hit some ridiculously fast speeds, one of which even hit 28 Mbps.

We know that the wave of 4G is coming. Sprint started the trend when they rolled out their WiMax network. While WiMax may have had some impressive speeds, both download and upload, nothing comes close to what these beta tests have apparently produced.

Thanks to a screenshot posted by Electronista, a Verizon LTE user claims 28 Mbps down, and a little more than 5 Mbps up. Now, this seems incredibly high given Verizon’s promise of 6-12 Mbps down.

So do you think that these reported speeds are accurate? Would it be unrealistic to hope for speed bursts that reach that high? It is said to be capable of delivering 50 Mbps in the future, so we just have to wait and see first-hand what Verizon’s 4G network truly has in store for us.

source: Electronista via Into Mobile



1. Hurricane unregistered


2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008


3. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It's Nice to see some real 4G speeds. I'm sorry Sprint's 4G is not 4G it's more like 3.5G.

4. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

go shoddy reporting.... when sprint did beta testing on wimax it was around 25mbs so ofcourse the one guy on a lte network is going to get 27......real genius phonearena

10. joe minge unregistered

learn to count. 3g stands for 3rd generation. 4g being a new technology that works faster than 3g, it's the 4th generation of wireless signal provided by sprint.

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

There is suposed to be a standerd for 4g generation and from what i remember neither sprint or verizon make the cut.

13. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

If I recall correctly it's because they only put data over LTE for now.

14. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Dont know if you knew this, obviously you didnt but Sprint is in the process of making there speeds hit 70-100 mbps with Wimax2 and LTE combined in Phoenix,AZ. POW!

5. tomorrowisnow unregistered

Just like VZW said the Droid hardware was not capable of tethering with Froyo...an outright lie...we will soon hear that infrustructure limites speeds to around 5Mbps. Wait and see.

6. phoneduder unregistered

These are theoretical download speeds. Just wait till they are at capacity with multiple users. Then we'll see what a better tech is. 4G is 4G period. Anything over 3 Megs is impressive. Verizon doesn't have the bandwidth to produce this for real life speeds, and even if they did they wouldn't allow it to everyone up front. Lets not forget that the wireless carriers are capitalist business, and therefore will milk it for every possible dime, IE slower speeds to start and add faster speeds for a little more a month. I am not trying to be a Sprint troll, because I think LTE is impressive as all get out, however even Verizon's CTO said he wished his company had the amount of spectrum. Oh and btw if you look at the factual white paper comparing the two technologies, they are almost Identical. Look it up, plain and simple. One more thing if LTE is the new standard, why is WIMAX deployed in over 144 countries around the world in over 550 markets???? And LTE? well Metro PCS has it.

7. Cody unregistered

Verizon is the only carrier with the 700Mhz spectrum across the US. Sprints WiMax is nothing more than a glorified WiFi. Other countries have been using it to supply extended city-wide wifi for residents for a while, but that is in no way a "mobile" technology. While I doubt the validity of this article, I have no doubt that it will trump anything Sprint could ever hope to offer. The research is out there...just look it up.

9. phoneduder unregistered

Sprint has 150 MHZ of 2.5 GHZ Spectrum. Verizon has a quarter of that albeit on 700 MGHZ That sir is a fact Look it up. Oh wait I know nothing since I have seen documentation that has been approved by Verizon legal and Sprint legal, since I am a B2B rep for Sprint and we have been given the facts to refute all claims by both carriers. The fact of the matter is Sprint has more spectrum than anybody, FACT. Verizon's 700 MGHZ will have bandwidth constraint and will eventually bottleneck due to capacity, hence the new tiered data pricing and eventual caps, also why they won't have a lot of handheld devices at first. Verizon is and has been begging the feds to put more spectrum up for auction because if this issue. So, before you go out and claim what you claim educate yourself on the technologies at hand. Oh, and one more thing, ATT has some of that 700 MGHZ spectrum as well. How does that kool-aid taste?

15. tyler83 unregistered

Verizon has license for an entire block across the entire US for 700Mhz, that sir is a fact, look it up. They will not have to roam on anyone else nor wait for another carrier to upgrade their network to match Verizon's (as they had to do with US Cellular, Alltel, etc for EVDO to fill in the gaps). Of course AT&T has some, they won licenses in 26 major markets but Verizon won the big dog (C block I think it was) that covers the entire country. Your superiors are trying to make you feel good about selling Sprint product (as they should) but it still won't compare on coverage or speed. Do the #s, if Sprint is the cheapest option out there, where does their capital come from to buy equipment and do the build out?

16. tyler83 unregistered

Also, another cost saver for Verizon is that 700Mhz covers more area and penetrates buildings better. Verizon will spend less money on towers when covering an area comparable to Sprint. Think about it, when you hear music which frequencies get thru the wall better and travel greater distances? Same applies to radio waves which explains why many of the new cordless phones in the higher frequency ranges are crap. Have fun in the 2.Ghz and trying to cover a similar area, especially when Sprint is talking about decreasing the base stations it operates now.

24. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

WiMax is much less costly to build out and much less power consumptive, regardless of spectrum. WiMax also has LTE beat at cost to upgrade 3.5G to 4G

8. joe meng unregistered

such a small percentage of the population would actually have a need for anything past 15 mbps download. the other 98%+ wouldn't be able to tell the god damn difference.

12. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Completely anf utterly photo shopped, and not even a good one...coming from someone who is testing a 4g data device right now and is also a avid speednet user....this is total BS and Iphonearena of course didnt catch it.

17. dhj unregistered

Thats nto the poitn of knowing numbers..the fact that its 4G signal means u can do front cam conferencing +1..anyways

18. vzsales unregistered

Sprints 4g is basically a software upgrade where as Verizon's 4g will be new hardware and much higher capabilities lets be honest most people know sprint service is on par with their customer service...FAIL. sprint lost 500000 customers last year for whatever reason. Everyone should be excited about Verizon 4g because Verizon works plain and simple

19. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Where are these speeds being had, is there anybody but this guy using the network? WiMax had the same speeds when it was just the testers using anything, this is another grab with little backing until any one of these blogs has hands on. LTE is just talk, my fault Metro is showing nothing with thier's, while WiMax is real and consistently faster than vzw. I don't need to talk to C.S. but when I do it's not anything made out to be by vzw sales reps, stop acting like you are of the few testers NFL markets.

20. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

You know what I find odd, VZW's name should be all over that Speedtest.Net badge and it isn't but there is a rating of 2.9 for the isp. That is exactly the same speed I get on my Cox cable modem. And why would someone use a server 1400 miles away from there location.

21. Wireless Guy unregistered

The only company who choose wimax is sprint. The rest aka. verizon, att and t-mobile are going to lte.

22. Wireless Guy unregistered


23. Wireless Guy unregistered

So for any sprint fan's out there sticking up for Sprint wimax is good but the other's chose LTE for a reason. Plus, LTE is going to be a Global network which means that one day there will be no more roaming fee's when you travel. Just imagine the speeds of 4-10 mbps anywhere in the modern world. INSANE!!

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