Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless has just announced that it would make its 4G LTE network available in even more markets in the United States before the end of the ongoing year. A total of 59 new markets would benefit from 4G network expansion, Verizon announced.
Big Red's network is based on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology was launched in December last year on 39 initial markets, while said to cover 49 additional markets unveiled at CES in January, and 59 new ones, unveiled at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida.
A total of 147 U.S. cities would benefit from fast access to data services on the wireless carrier's network, the company
David Small, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Aggressively expanding this powerful network beyond major metro areas reflects the reality that the 4G LTE ecosystem is growing quickly.
“Our commitment to reach deep into medium-sized cities and smaller communities by the end of 2011 means the power of 4G LTE can be harnessed and provide advanced services to law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators, and other professionals, as well as to individual consumers, sooner than many thought possible.
“So whether you spend time in New York and San Francisco, or Harrisburg, Penn., Saginaw/Bay City, Mich., Huntsville, Ala. and Las Cruces, New Mexico, you can connect to the most advanced 4G network in the country.”The wireless carrier
announced that it is committed to offering its 4G customers the same performance and reliability that it is already known for. The carrier's network is based on the 700 MHz spectrum, and offers a contiguous, nationwide network license, along with other advantages.
At the same time the wireless services provider announced that it is working with rural communications companies for the building of a 4G network in more areas, using both Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum and tower and backhaul assets of those companies.
Users can enjoy access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network on a variety of devices, including the HTC ThunderBolt smartphone
based on Android, or USB modems from Pantech and LG. More smartphones, tablets, hotspots and notebooks should become available soon, the carrier notes.
You can have a look at the list of markets set to taste 4G soon in the photo to the left. Additional info on Verizon's plans for LTE should be available on the carrier's website