Verizon Wireless unveiled the XLTE to provide high-speed data experience available on any wireless network in the United States.
With XLTE, users can expect ?faster peak data speeds and a minimum of double the bandwidth to 4G LTE customers in high traffic areas in markets nationwide where AWS spectrum has been activated.
?The industry and tech world recognize this is a big deal, and we want consumers to know, too,? said Ken Dixon, chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. ?We continue to offer the very best network, bar none. Now, XLTE provides an even greater advantage to customers by doubling the 4G LTE bandwidth and providing faster peak speeds in cities coast to coast.?
While XLTE network enhancements are invisible to the customer, Verizon said that the mobile experience is not, as Verizon Wireless sells devices that are XLTE ready. These devices include the following: newest DROID devices, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3, and the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
Since these are XLTE Ready, devices can automatically access both 700 MHz spectrum and the AWS spectrum in XLTE cities. However, those customers with 4G LTE devices operating solely on the 700 MHz spectrum in XLTE markets have nothing to worry about because you can still benefit from the extra capacity created by XLTE Ready device traffic moving to the AWS spectrum.
Verizon said that as of today, there are more than 35 percent of all devices operating on the Verizon Wireless network that take direct advantage of the added capacity that AWS provides.
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?All customers automatically benefit where Verizon Wireless has deployed XLTE, part of the company?s ongoing commitment to delivering the best experience in wireless. XLTE adds capacity in neighbourhoods or areas where demand is high, especially during busy periods like rush hour, lunch times in crowded areas or during events when mobile data use is the highest.?
Verizon said that people can expect more from the company as they continue to innovate on the nation?s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network and deliver a superior network experience for its customers.
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