Verizon Launches LTE Advanced Bringing 50% Faster Peak Speeds [Video]

Verizon Launches LTE Advanced Bringing 50% Faster Peak Speeds [Video]

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Verizon announced today it has launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities from coast to coast.

Verizon LTE Advanced uses software that combines multiple channels to speed mobile data over the network more quickly than ever before. The result is 50 percent faster peak speeds in cities nationwide for Verizon customers using one of the 39 LTE Advanced-capable phones and tablets already on Verizon’s network – including top-selling Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones, Moto Droids and Apple iPhones. As new devices from Apple, Samsung, LG and other manufacturers are introduced, they will be LTE Advanced-capable right out of the box.

“Our customers just received a major network enhancement for no additional cost,” said Tami Erwin, head of operations for Verizon’s wireless unit. “Verizon LTE Advanced works like a turbocharger on an engine. Speed boosts kick in when you need it most, with big data use. That’s when you get the big peak boost of Verizon LTE Advanced.”

How it works
Verizon LTE Advanced uses software to combine two or three bandwidth channels into one larger channel to send data sessions over the most efficient route to completion. This technology is called carrier aggregation and uses a combination of 700 MHz, AWS, and PCS spectrum.

“Verizon LTE Advanced means your data session moves more quickly over the best network,” said Nicki Palmer, Verizon’s chief wireless network engineer. “Imagine a road with multiple lanes in which, once you pick a lane, that’s the lane you drive in. That describes our award-winning 4G LTE network. Continuing the metaphor, Verizon LTE Advanced allows cars to change lanes efficiently and flawlessly, balancing the flow of traffic and getting drivers to their destinations more efficiently. That means blindingly fast data transmissions when you need it most.”

LTE Advanced currently uses a combination of two-and three-carrier aggregation. Customers will continue to enjoy typical download speeds of 5 – 12 Mbps, but two-channel carrier aggregation has shown peak download speeds of up to 225 Mbps, far exceeding the current speeds being experienced by wireless data networks nationwide. While the speeds of two-channel carrier aggregation provide a leap forward, three-channel carrier aggregation provides even greater efficiency. Verizon engineers deploying three-channel carrier aggregation have experienced speeds greater than 300 Mbps.

Current Apple devices that are Verizon LTE Advanced-capable include:
● Apple iPhone 6
● Apple iPhone 6 Plus
● Apple iPhone 6s
● Apple iPhone 6s Plus
● Apple iPhone 5 SE
● Apple iPad Pro
● Apple iPad Pro 9.7
● Apple iPad Air 2
● Apple iPad Mini 4

Verizon Launches LTE Advanced Bringing 50% Faster Peak Speeds [Video]

skrelli krelli - August 30, 2016 at 1:09pm
Exactly, as SimonSays here in comments, what good it is if I will used up 2GB data in 1 hour and I have to managed it for a month???? Ridiculous. Did this executives ever used smart phone and internet???? Makes you wonder if they even know what they are selling. How many more decades need to pass before they realize that plans with 40 and 400 GB are needed? And they wonder why they cannot sell new faster speed plans. It takes special kind of stupid for something like that.
SimonSays - August 30, 2016 at 5:44am
If you read the fine print, it says "standard rape rates apply, not sure what good our faster speeds are good for when we only include 2gb free data".
MUKAI - August 30, 2016 at 3:20am
Ludwing Torres - August 30, 2016 at 1:46am
Nice but expensive rates