Verizon increasing 4G LTE network capacity by 300% in key regions of the U.S.

Posted on Dec 6 2013 - 12:15pm by Valerie Richardson

Verizon‘s 4G LTE network coverage in the U.S. is unparalleled. But having large area coverage also means that there will be substantially more users relying on its network. This directly affects the data speeds as a large number of users will be accessing the network in one region. To resolve this issue, the carrier has now announced expansion of its LTE network capacity in key areas of the U.S. with some regions almost seeing a 300% increase in 4G LTE capacity.

Regions of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. have seen a 150% increase in capacity. While the carrier was confined to using the standard 20 MHz spectrum prior to this, the recent acquisition of the AWS spectrum has allowed Verizon to increase connectivity wherever necessary.

The Chief Network Officer of Verizon Wireless, Nicola Palmer gave out the good news while speaking to GigaOM. Although Verizon is the largest carrier in the U.S., AT&T is widely believed to have the fastest 4G LTE network in the country. But the acquisition of new spectrum and this wave of network expansion should turn things in favor of Verizon.

Source: GigaOM

Via: Phone Arena

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