Verizon LTE Advanced and key facts

Verizon Wireless LTE Advanced network
Telecom network operator Verizon has launched LTE Advanced technology with 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds for 288 million users in 461 cities in the U.S.

The services span major cities, including highways, interstates, country roads and rural America.

It will use software joining multiple channels to speed mobile data over the network resulting in 50 percent faster peak speeds in cities, nationwide.

Verizon Wireless will deploy 39 LTE Advanced-capable phones and tablets ranges available on Verizon network listing Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones, Moto Droids and Apple iPhones.

New devices from Apple, Samsung, LG and other manufacturers will be supporting LTE Advanced, right from the launch itself.

The prerequisite for this service is only a phone or tablet with LTE Advanced capability and the most recent software, and it is sans an additional charge or effort.

Verizon LTE Advanced utilizes two-and three-carrier aggregation with a combination of 700 MHz, AWS, and PCS spectrum.

The advanced 4G technology is a software that will join two or three bandwidth channels into one larger channel to send data sessions over the most efficient route to completion.

The services offers typical download speeds of 5 – 12 Mbps, with two-channel carrier aggregation having peak download speeds of up to 225 Mbps.

This is more than current speeds offered by wireless data networks nationwide, claims the company.

Three-channel carrier aggregation provides added efficiency also, alongside benefits of the two-channel one, with speeds obtained even greater than 300 Mbps.

Verizon, the first wireless company to launch 3G in 2003, expanded it by 2005.

In 2010, Verizon launched 4G LTE, currently claiming to have hundreds of thousands of square miles more 4G LTE coverage than the next-closest competitor.

Verizon has revealed the second round of specifications for the upcoming 5G wireless network last week, having already become the first company globally to issue an initial radio specification for the 5G wireless network.

The carrier plans on initial deployment of the next-generation 5G wireless networks in the U.S. by late 2017 and is initially testing equipment at 15GHz, 28GHz, 39GHz and 64GHz frequency bands for the same.

Verizon claims on offering 5G with a download speed of 1 Gbps (gigabit per second), which equals 200 times the throughput of the current standard 4G LTE network, with latency period of 5G data delivery in single milliseconds.

“With Verizon LTE Advanced, we’re bringing the next generation of wireless technology to the market, coast to coast. We’re already in 461 markets and we’re already underway deploying three-channel carrier aggregation,” conveyed Nicki Palmer, chief wireless network engineer, Verizon.

This has followed announcements of unlimited plans and services from rival telecoms T-Mobile and Sprint, starting earlier this month.

Vina Krishnan
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