Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced Network, a wireless network claimed to be better than its competitors. The company launched the new service on August 29. LTE Advanced Network will offer up to 50 percent faster speeds and will cover around 450 cities in the United States.
What is the LTE Advanced Network?
Verizon recently introduced the new technology as “Powering America’s largest and fastest 4G LTE network ever”. From one coast to another, the 4G network will serve thousands of cities in the United States. At the moment, according to RootMetrics, Verizon is the biggest independent third-party wireless network performance tester. The company prides in being the number one player when it comes to speed and data performance in the United States.
The LTW network now covers more than 2.4 million square miles, covering more areas than other networks. It is also considered to be the most reliable.
The recently announced LTE Advanced network makes use of software that combines more than one channel to increase data speeds. The technology – called “carrier aggregation – has been on trial for more than a year. The two-channel aggregation is said to reach speeds of 225Mb per second, while the three-channel aggregation offers impressive speeds of over 300Mb per second.
Significantly faster than other broadbands, the network will allow for the fastest speeds on a smartphone. The technology is available to all users who owns a device compatible with Verizon. There are no extra fees related to the upgrade. If you are a Verizon user, you should already be seeing the improvements.
On another note, we should expect to see other networks rolling out carrier aggregation sometime in the near future. Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile, for example, might be the next to dominate the market.
Verizon also launched a spot introducing the LTE Advanced. The commercial showcases the company’s history and how it was the first to offer 3G and 4G Long-Term Evolution. You can see the spot below.
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