Verizon launching 4G in 38 cities by the end of 2010

By on October 6, 2010, 4:17 PM
During a keynote at CTIA today, Verizon revealed its 4G rollout plans for the US. The telecom giant expects to flip the switch on LTE connectivity in 38 major urban markets by the end of the year, covering 62 airports and 110 million Americans -- a figure that will increase to 200 million by the end of 2013.

The company says customers will see speeds of 5Mb/s to 12Mb/s for downloads and 2Mb/s to 5Mb/s for uploads -- seemingly faster than Clearwire/Sprint's WiMAX. Verizon's LTE will halve the latency of 3G at about 30ms and will cope better with intensive tasks such as two-way video and multiplayer gaming.


We haven't seen anything about pricing or plan options, but the company did announce that a slew of LTE devices are on the way. Come CES in January, Verizon will "show half-a-dozen smartphones and tablets from the top OEMs in the world." Those devices will be available in the first half of next year.




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Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I so wish Orange would release a faster network over here in the UK!

otester said:

Only thing holding LTE back in the UK is the government, still awaiting the spectrum auction, due Summer 2011.

Flannelwarrior said:

Holy crap, 12mb/s on my phone?! I am very excited. Does anyone know if current generation smartphones will support the 4G rollout, or will you have to buy a new phone to take advantage of 4G?

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