Verizon is repurposing its older 3G towers to increase 4G LTE capacity

By Shawn Knight
Dec 4, 2014
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  1. Verizon began its 4G LTE rollout in 2010 and has since launched two distinct LTE networks. The wireless provider is now turning the page on its third new LTE network which, unlike the first two, won't be over previously untapped...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    Wait, so they haven't been doing this until now? Seems like a pretty easy way to get 4G rolled out isn't it? Just use a tower you already have?
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Thats what I thought too @MilwaukeeMike, but then I read the article. Headlines everywhere only tell half truths anymore. They are using the frequencies used for 3G (PCS band) to test LTE. That is quite a bit different than what the headline implied (at least to me) - I read it like when they went to LTE they just left perfectly good towers standing there doing nothing.
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  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,292   +55

    I can tell by the higher blood pressure mom and I have.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +598

    Forced obsolescence of 3G? More sinister than Planned :(

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