LAUREL, Md., Nov. 9, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless is bringing a world’s initial large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Roanoke, Virginia on Nov. 17. Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network will be accessible in 178 cities opposite a nation on Nov. 17 and now supports 15 devices, including a DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, Samsung Stratosphere™, a Galaxy S® smartphone, a Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola.
When Verizon Wireless turns on a 4G LTE network in a Roanoke area on Nov. 17, residents in circuitously communities including Smith Mountain Lake, Christiansburg, Radford City, Buena Vista City, Lexington City and Rockbridge, in further to Blacksburg and a campus of Virginia Tech that launched Sept. 1, with 4G LTE inclination will be means to take advantage of a nation’s fastest 4G network with speeds adult to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless‘ 3G network.
“We’re unapproachable to enhance a 4G LTE footprint to southwest Virginia to assistance residents, tiny businesses and internal governments bond faster and some-more entirely with any other and with others opposite a country,” pronounced Maiorana. “Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing a proceed people communicate, and we know this connectivity will be a pivotal record enabler for many years to come.”
Coverage, Speed and Reliability
As of Nov 17 when a southwest Virginia area comes online, Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network will be accessible in some-more than 178 markets national covering some-more than 186 million Americans. Verizon Wireless was a initial to muster a national 4G LTE network when it launched in Dec 2010 in 38 cities with coverage accessible to 110 million Americans. At that time, a association announced an assertive idea of bringing a 4G LTE network to some-more than 185 million Americans by a finish of 2011. Less than one year later, a association has surpassed a goal.
Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network has won countless record and consumer choice awards. In real-world, entirely installed network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE business from in and around Roanoke should knowledge normal information rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on a downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on a uplink.
As a initial wireless association in a universe to broadly muster a large-scale 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless is committed to building a 4G LTE network with a same opening and trustworthiness for that it has prolonged been recognized. Verizon Wireless‘ unchanging concentration on trustworthiness is formed on firm engineering standards and a trained deployment proceed year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, national network license.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for some-more information about Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates a nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, many arguable 3G network. The association serves 107.7 million sum wireless connections, including 90.7 million sell customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with scarcely 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a corner try of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For some-more information, revisit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and ask broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, record on to a Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library during www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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