Sunday, March 7, 2010

Verizon Wireless' LTE Trials Show Peak Speeds of 40-50Mbps, Average of 5-12 Mbps

Verizon Wireless' LTE network field trials, which are currently running in Boston and Seattle, indicate the network is capable of peak download speeds of 40 to 50 Mbps and peak upload speeds of 20 to 25 Mbps. These speeds are significantly faster than Verizon Wireless and other wireless providers' current or promised 3G network speeds.


The trials in Boston and Seattle have been running since August 2009. Successful data calls involved streaming video, file uploads and downloads, and Web browsing, as well as calls with VoIP to enable voice transmissions over the LTE network. Verizon Wireless engineers report LTE average data rates of 5-12 Mbps on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world environments and will offer Verizon Wireless customers mobile browsing speeds comparable to customers' current, typical online Internet experience.


"Our LTE rollout plan positions Verizon Wireless to be a global leader in 4G LTE deployment. We are on track to deliver an outstanding wireless data experience to customers in 25 to 30 markets covering roughly 100 million people by year's end, said Tony Melone, senior vice president and chief technical officer at Verizon Wireless."As device makers, manufacturers and others around the world begin to introduce newer and faster products to take advantage of these incredible new speeds, Verizon Wireless will be positioned to offer our customers new and exciting products on the nation's first 4G LTE network."http://www.verizonwireless.com/lte

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