Verizon Wireless plans to launch 4G LTE services in 400 markets in U.S. in 2012

Telecom Lead America: Verizon Wireless is planning to
launch 4G LTE services in more than 400 markets in the U.S., by the end of the


By doubling the presence from the current 200 markets,
the company’s 4G LTE network will cover more than 260 million people in the
United States by the end of 2012.


Verizon said its network will cover 203 markets on March
15 when it launches service in seven new markets and expands in 17 markets
across the United States.


“Our plans to double our 4G LTE network coverage
from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012 align with the aggressive and rapid
deployment strategy we have taken with our 4G LTE network,” said David
Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.


Verizon will continue investing in its 4G LTE network and
working with key partners to ensure its customers have access to the best
products and services available.


In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE
users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second
(Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers
travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to
Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast
to coast.


The company claims that Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is
the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers
in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G
LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area or when they
travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.


Verizon Wireless launches Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 on its network


Recently, Verizon Wireless
announced that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will soon be available on its
network. Verizon’s customers can quickly access the Web, stream music and more
at blazingly fast speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network combined
with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and HTML 5 Web browser.


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