35% of Verizon's data traffic goes through its 4G LTE network

35% of Verizon's data traffic goes through its 4G LTE network
It's been less than two years since Verizon initiated its long-term evolution, and for that small amount of time, the company has managed to move a significant part of its data traffic to the 4G network. An impressive 35%, to be precise.

What makes things even more interesting, though, is that VZW expects the number to increase to about 50% in just a few months. An obvious reason for that expectation is the recent launch of the Apple iPhone 5, which is the first iPhone with LTE support. As users switch to the new Apple device in large numbers, especially during the upcoming Holiday season, it's easy to understand why Verizon is anticipating such a boost in 4G usage.

Verizon's current LTE users represent just 12% of all its customers, and with its recent announcement that its 2G and 3G services will live on until 2021, it makes us think that there's still a long road ahead of the carrier and its 4G LTE network.

In terms of LTE coverage, though, Big Red is doing pretty well, as it has revealed that its 400th market will go live on October 18, with which Verizon is going to reach its goal for 2012.

via: Gigaom



1. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I am growing increasingly unhappy with Verizon. No respect for their own customers... Larget vampire of a company. And no I am not comparing it to any other carrier, not trying to make a fight out of it. Best service sure, but poor customer relations and pricing!

2. spookytj

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

I tend to agree with this assessment. The only reason im still with them is i have the grandfathered in unlimited data coupled with a 4G phone. Their customer services leaves alot to be desired, and as a phone arena junkie i know my phones, so i know for a fact their sales people lie right to my face. whether that is ignorance or something else i will never understand. If i could find 4g coverage with unlimited data with someone else i would be there in a heart beat.

3. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I sell Verizon and don't remember ever lying to a customer and can hold an intelligent conversation about 4g tech, coverage, plans or phones with anyone. The ones I have heard giving incorrect information to customers are mostly doing it because they don't know any better. Try going to a store and asking for the "tech geek" and I guarantee you will learn something. Stereotyping and generalizations in this industry are starting to get on my nerves.

4. Obdabeast

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

Everyone I hear complaining about their service with verizon is because of their unlimited data being taken away stop watching so much porn and get over it or go to a cheap company with "unlimited data" offers. I too work for vzw, a tech junkie and contanstly checking all the forums and sites about phones and other networks. By far Verizon has the better signal and has better customer service than most companies. grow up people.... no wait.. thats too much to ask of you people.. so keep complaining.. I'll just keep laughing at you.

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