Verizon Wireless is launching 4G LTE network in the United States today.
Verizon Wireless is launching 4G LTE network in the United States today. In real-world, loaded network environments, data rates are expected to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Currently Verizon is offering 2 LTE Mobile Broadband data plans. $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance or $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance, both with $10/GB overage.
Verizon LTE Modems include LG VL600 which is backward-compatible with the 3G network . Also backward-compatible with the 3G network is the Pantech UML290 4G USB. Each are priced for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Plan.
LTE Mobile Broadband network is initially launching in 38 major metropolitan areas and in more than 60 commercial airports coast to coast – at both airports within the launch areas plus airports in other key cities. Street level coverage area maps are available online at www.verizonwireless.com/4Glte
By leveraging its 700 MHz spectrum, Verizon Wireless is deploying LTE network in the United States. Verizon Wireless’ primary 4G LTE network vendors, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent, are providing the underlying infrastructure for the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.