All aboard… LTE is on the roll…
October 11, 2010 4 Comments
Last week, Verizon Wireless provided more details on its impending LTE network launch. Their service will be available in 38 markets covering 110 million potential customers before the end of the year. The carrier plans to increase that coverage to 200 million pops by 2012 on the way to covering more than 285 million pops, virtually its entire 3G network, by the end of 2013.
The initial launch markets include:
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.
San Jose, Calif.
West Lafayette, Ind.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
The initial market coverage would average about 70% of each market’s population at launch. In addition to the 38 markets to be covered at launch, Verizon wireless will also provide service in 22 additional airport locations.
As for how this will jeopardize the WiMAX business Sprint and Clearwire have been struggling to expand? I guess we shall find out within the first quarter of 2011.