Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch

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Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch
Based on a screen shot of internal Verizon computer systems and what appears to be a reference guide about LTE for Verizon customers and reps to read, Big Red seems to be closer to 4G use than it might seem. According to the carrier's info, they estimate that 100 million people will be covered by Verizon's LTE by the end of this year. The operator will introduce USB 4G modems first, to be followed by smartphones and mobile hotspots in that order. Looking into the future, the carrier sees LTE being used in combination with  Smartphones and other controls to remotely set air conditioners, kitchen appliances and other home-based electrical items. Technology from the service will support videoconferencing, hi-res gaming and other interactive devices. Other data show that LTE has faster speeds going up and down than WiMax (currently used by Sprint) and the HSPA+ pipes used by T-Mobile and AT&T. With the move to LTE, Verizon's computer will soon note your SIM ID number for 4G. Feeling a tingle, Verizon users? 4G LTE is coming and it appears closer than you think.

source: Engadget



15. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

put your money where your mouth is and actually prove it verizon. look its a chart we did on a computer people will be so impressed. ZZZZZZZZZZZ.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Mega, LTE is not starting at 100 Mbps for carriers - you achieve that through several upgrades - 3G maxes to 100 Mpbs and that is why T-Mobile has been upgrading, several times over, their 3G over. The first LTE will not be considered true 4G, as it is being approved as 3GPP Release 10. Advanced LTE will be considered the first network defined as 4G.

13. mega77

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

thanks for the correction .

8. mega77

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

4g really starts at 100mbps .Verizon is using the technology that will enable them to reach that with ease. With Lte they will have way least congestion and better call quality .

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

"An IMT-Advanced cellular system must have target peak data rates of up to approximately 100 Mbit/s for high mobility such as mobile access and up to approximately 1 Gbit/s for low mobility such as nomadic/local wireless access, according to the ITU requirements. Scalable bandwidths up to at least 40 MHz should be provided" Well, the supposed "4G" coming out now, or soon, will be around 4Mbps - 6Mbps to start - but, I will take that over my 2-3 Mbps that I get now.

7. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Motorola Droid Pro! is coming aha

5. mortac8

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Does this mean HDvoice is coming too? I've had my fill of 19th century call quality on cell phones.

12. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

You do know that the 19th century was from 1800-1899 right?

14. mortac8

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yes. The telephone was invented in the 1800s. I can now watch youtube on my cell phone but the voice quality still sucks.

3. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LTE is going to make it possible for people to be TRULY CONNECTED to their lives...from anywhere and everywhere! Can't wait to see it all evolve/happen!

2. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i just have one question will verizon still call their Lte 4G network faster when t-mobile supposevly turns on hspa+ 42 mbps.. next year??

4. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

well i agree with u cuz it says right there that u can expect 5 mbps with verizon 4G and well honestly i am already getting 5 mbps up and 3 mbps down on my samsung vibrant from t-mobile on 3G because i live in an hspa+ city .. so yea isnt 4G supposed to be faster?? cuz im already getting those speeds on 3G ... so what gives??? and im pretty sure that if t-mobile took out a phone that could fully do 21mbps right now im sure i would get even better speeds becasue my boyfriend took out the laptop web connect rocket from t-mobile and he showed me a few speed test n he was getting 10- 13 mbps up and 8-9 mbps down much faster than verizon faster so called 4G network ...

6. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

4G LTE is actually capable of up to 100MBPS download rate. and 50MBPS up. It will be governed to around 5-10MBPS due to the fact that almost no one needs any faster data transfer than that which also means there will be plenty of bandwidth to go around for everyone without any network hiccups like we have seen with AT&T.

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

What is going on with PhoneArena lately? Why is Omarc26 getting negative marks for asking a question? I feel like the median age on this site is 14 because anytime someone questions Verizon or Android, there are automatically negative marks. Is that was these discussions are really about?

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I get tingles every mention of LTE. The up and down speeds had by it are marginally better, nothing that will truly be noticeable.

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