Verizon talks 4G LTE speed

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Network Testing Promises Significantly Faster  Speeds Than Current 3G Net
Last week, Verizon's CTO made several comments about the company's LTE plans, once again assuring everyone that it will be up and running in 25-30 markets by the end of this year. But what about speed? Fast-forward to this week, as Verizon has issued a press release saying that 4G LTE speeds are faster than 3G, with tests in Boston and Seattle having peak download speeds of 40-50Mbps and uploads of 20-25Mbps. This is the "maximum" that it is capable of. However, Verizon engineers say that real-world results that customers can expect to see are 5-12Mbps for downloads and 2-5Mbps for uploads, which is still 5-10 times faster than what most customers get on the current 3G EVDO Rev A network (about 1.2Mbps). The testing has included data calls involved streaming video, file uploads and downloads, and Web browsing, as well as calls using VoIP. Even though Verizon has yet announced any LTE capable devices, most believe the first round will be USB modems for Laptop computers.

source: Verizon Wireless

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