Verizon launches 4G LTE in LA by the end of the 2010
Monumental moment in technology that will increase wireless speeds and productivity
Published on LatinoLA: October 8, 2010
Verizon announced today that it is bringing the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to the greater Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas. The initial availability of a 4G LTE wireless network in Los Angeles and San Diego is part of the company's major network launch in 38 major metropolitan areas by the end of the year. The company is also launching 4G LTE in more than 60 commercial airports coast to coast ÔÇô both the airports within the launch areas, including Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport, Bob Hope Airport, John Wayne Airport and San Diego International Airport, plus airports in other key cities.
"Just as 3G wireless networks are changing the way we live, work and play, 4G LTE holds the promise of even greater productivity and the opportunity to experience wireless at unprecedented speeds, and in ways we can't yet imagine," said Luis Cruz, region president of Verizon Wireless.
In the Los Angeles area, 4G LTE coverage will extend north to Pasadena, east to Chino, south to San Clemente and west to Woodland Hills. In the San Diego area, 4G LTE coverage will extend north to Del Mar and Poway, east to Lakeside and south to Imperial Beach.
Verizon Wireless is building its 4G LTE network with the same commitment to performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless' laser focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year.
Enterprise users, businesses and individuals can immediately benefit from Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network this year. While Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network promises much more than speed, the first application gives employees the ability to work at significantly faster speeds and improved latency, increasing productivity and the opportunity to get work done where their business takes them.
Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE rollout positions the company to be the global leader in 4G LTE deployment. Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments. These speeds are significantly faster than Verizon Wireless and other wireless providers' current or promised 3G network speeds.
By leveraging its 700 MHz spectrum for LTE deployment in the United States, Verizon Wireless is capable of quickly deploying a high-quality wireless broadband network with excellent coverage. The company is currently installing LTE equipment at existing cell sites and switching centers around the United States as part of its extensive, ongoing investment in its voice and data network infrastructure.
From the CTIA Enterprise & Applications conference in San Francisco, Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon, today discussed the initial national launch and highlighted metropolitan areas that would first get the 4G LTE wireless network, including:
ÔÇó Large sections of the Northeast Corridor, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, as well as Rochester, New York
ÔÇó Throughout Miami and south Florida, Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth
ÔÇó Chicagoland, St. Louis, the Twin Cities, Pittsburgh, and major cities in Ohio
ÔÇó Major population centers in California, as well as Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network.