Verizon expands its LTE presence out west

Verizon expands its LTE presence out west
As competition in the U.S. 4G LTE market seems ready to really bust out this year, current leader Verizon is expanding its presence out west to California and Nevada. In the former, the expanded markets getting LTE service are Stockton, Fresno, Monterey, and the San Francisco Bay. The lone non-California market is Reno, Nevada.

With AT&T slowly but surely growing its LTE coverage and Sprint expected to flip the switch on its new service in June, Verizon needs to keep expanding its LTE pipeline so that it can keep its commanding lead over the other carriers. According to Droid-Life, some Verizon customers in Kokomo, IN have noticed 4G coverage in an area that used to be just 3G. Additionally, Droid-Life recently went though Verizon's press releases and found 44 markets where the carrier will add new LTE service, expand or enhance current LTE service. You can check out the list at the sourcelink. Currently Verizon's LTE service is available to over 200 million people in more than 200 markets and supports 20 4G LTE devices.

LTE phone shipments are expected to hit a level ten times last year's number with 67 million units estimated to be shipped globally in 2012, according to the latest report by Strategy Analytics. 6.8 million LTE handsets were shipped last year with most of them ending up headed to Verizon.

source: Verizon via  DroidLife

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8 Comments

1. JimiMack unregistered

And yet there is no LTE 30 east of NYC.....

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I have pretty solid LTE in southern CT...

2. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

They need to hurry up and turn on LTE in Ventura County! its just one county above Los Angeles, CA that way I can have LTE from SD to LA to VC !! Verizon has seriously lacking in enhancing Cali, you see main East coast, south and midwest. Thats no fun for Cali ppl.

3. MagicMountainMan

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Oh my gosh, I seriously was just about to comment on the same thing. I'm so tired of Ventura County not having LTE it's incredible... Santa Barbara has it. LA has it. Just bridge the gap!

6. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Im in Santa Barbara County / San Luis Obispo. Im surprised Ventura County doesnt have lte since its so massive. This area is kinda rural mostly. Must be because of the Rich people.

8. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

LoL seriously Santa Barbara has it, VZW is working its way to central Cali, Well Ventura County is huge and its unfair that I get abysmal 3G speeds on my 4G Galaxy Nexus, and its just slow, but once I get around Westlake Village area driving back to SD for college 4G turns on. No fair at all! What gives!

4. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Just missing an LTE Windows Phone.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like competition to spur innovation.

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