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Verizon Wireless 4G trials going well, on track for 2010 commercial launch

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:14PM EST

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Verizon Wireless is now home to the largest network in the country and thanks to today’s news, it will soon be home to the nation’s most modern as well. Big Red is currently trialing its next-generation wireless network that will operate on the newly acquired 700 MHz spectrum and, well, things are looking pretty good… To the tune of 50 – 60 Mbps download speeds! Of course these speeds were recorded on a clutter-free network but that this stage in LTE’s development here in the US, they’re impressive none the less. With Verizon shooting for an initial commercial launch in 2010 that should cover a pretty significant portion of key markets right from the get-go, Clearwire and Sprint could be in for the rude awakening of a lifetime. Verizon’s LTE network will be in direct competition with WiMAX of course and with the WiMAX roll out moving at a snail’s pace and user adoption lacking at best, trouble is most definitely brewing.


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