More than half of Verizon Wireless data is carried today by its 4G LTE network launched in December 2010. Right now the 4G LTE network covers 500 markets in 49 states (50 with Alaska joining officially next month) across the United States. This milestone has been reached today, driven by the expansion of the network over the last couple of years and due to an increasing number of 4G LTE oriented devices available on the market.
According to a study made by Juniper Research, there will be more than 220 million 4G LTE subscribers around the world by next year. The world’s fastest commercially available wireless technology (4G LTE) is serving consumers in more than 70 countries and the number of adoption is constantly growing.
Below you’ll find an infograph released by the Big Read which will give you a glimpse at the stats of its network coverage (3G/4G).
Early next year Verizon Wireless will debut VoLTE services which will include HD Voice and Video calling and there are promises about LTE-Advanced technology as well. One such device has been officially launched just the other day in Korea by Samsung Electronics called Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor. This device is able to offer twice as much 4G LTE speeds.