Verizon details plans for AWS spectrum

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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9 Comments

2. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Verizon sucks. any company is better than them.

3. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

worst company on earth indeed.

7. jjnbbills12

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I am guessing you have never heard of Monsanto.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

6. pholocity

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

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

8. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 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!!!!

9. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

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

10. kabukijoe

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 06, 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

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

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